FBI: Ruthless cartel ran horse racing business in Balch Springs …
The FBI says Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie — along with several other tracks across the country — were unwitting pawns in a billion dollar drug cartel money-laundering scheme.
Agents claim the cartel tried to hide its money through legitimate horse races in Dallas-Fort Worth and elsewhere. The FBI said the brother of the cartel’s leader ran the ring here in North Texas.
The Justice Department served warrants at a residence in Balch Springs early Tuesday morning. That’s where the government says Jose Trevino ran a horse racing empire.