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FBI: Oklahoma Horse Operation Was Front For Mexican Drug Cartel

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FBI agents at Lexington horse ranch. (AP Photo) FBI agents at Lexington horse ranch. (AP Photo)

Police raid an Oklahoma Horse ranch and arrest the owners.

They're accused of using the operation as a front for one of Mexico's most ruthless and powerful drug cartels. Federal agents were back at a Lexington Ranch Wednesday.

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"I didn't notice anything that was any different than any other horse operation around here," said K.D. Wilhite who lives and owns a gun shop right across the road from the ranch.

He says his first clue that something more than horse breeding was going on came Tuesday morning.

"When I came out of the house at 6 o'clock yesterday morning there were people all over the place in little black suits and little black cars and little black guns," said WIlhite.

Those fighting the drug war in Oklahoma say Cartels often see small rural areas of our state as prime real estate.

"It is an area we are very concerned about and we're going to be aggressively going after so they don't see Oklahoma as a Haven to come set up shop," said Mark Woodward of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

Management at Remington Park tells us Trevino did race horses there.

"Remington Park functions as a host facility and by law all racing participants including owners, trainers and jockeys must undergo vigorous background checks and be licensed by the Oklahoma and Texas racing commissions to race at our facility. This is a matter for state and federal officials and we have and will continue to cooperate in any way we can," said Scott Wells, General Manager at Remington Park.

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