Texas cop who ‘took a side gig with Mexican drug cartels to fund his political campaign’ is arrested following a year-long sting operation

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
By Paul Martin

Geovani Hernandez, 43, ran for sheriff in Hidalgo County twice: 2012 and 2014
By 2010, the officer had allegedly worked as a police officer in six departments
It has now emerged that the cop connections with high level Mexican cartels
He was finally undone in year-long investigation called ‘Operation Blue Shame’
During the sting, he told informant he had made cash through drug connections

23 August 2017

A Texas officer funded his failed political campaign with drug money, officials have claimed.

Geovani Hernandez ran for sheriff in Hidalgo County in 2012 and 2014, promising the locals he could protect them from the drugs and violence spilling over the border from Mexico.

‘What happens here affects the rest of the United States of America,’ Hernandez, 43, told the Rio Grande Guardian at the time.

During a year-long investigation in which informants wore hidden recording devices, he admitted to working with the Mexico-based Gulf Cartel and using it to finance his political career, the Washington Post reports.

He even appeared in a music video in 2016 for a ‘narcocorrido’ – a genre of of Mexican folk songs which celebrate criminals – in which he played the part of a corrupt cop.

He could be seen performing a raid in the song ‘6000 kilos’ by Gerardo Hernandez which also featured several busy and scantily clad women lounging by a luxurious swimming pool.

The case against Hernandez began in August 2016 when a confidential informant received a tip that police officers – Hernandez included – were helping drug runners.

The informant approached the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division and so began ‘Operation Blue Shame’.

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