DEA charges McAllen beauty supply owner with laundering millions

The DEA arrested the owner and an employee of South Tex Beauty Supply on Tuesday morning and accused the individuals of laundering more than $2 million in drug proceeds.

Richard Sanchez, chief agent of the McAllen division, said agents executed search warrants on the McAllen location at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The business has several locations throughout South Texas.

Sanchez couldn’t yet identify the individuals because the indictment is still sealed.

However, he did say one of the individuals was arrested at the McAllen location, while another was arrested at a residence.

The investigation began two years ago, Sanchez said.

The DEA also executed several seizure warrants on bank accounts, he said.

The agency worked the investigation with state, federal and local counterparts, he added.

The identities of the suspects won’t be public until they make a first appearance in federal court, which will likely happen sometime Wednesday.