Eleven men were booked in Pinellas County jail early Saturday morning and three others were thought to have been admitted for medical treatment after what appeared to be another round of arrests in the ongoing Operation Panama Express drug sting.
The men were captured off of the coast of South Florida and flown to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, then transported to jail by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Jail records did not list detailed charges but stated the men were being held for federal marshals.
Those held: Abimele Murillo Masquera, 41; Raja Kumar Rayaduri, 52; Jeison Jai Sinister Ragarcia, 23; Alejandro Ramirez Lozano, 42; Carlos Perlazao Bando, 66; Diego L. Asprilla Cuesta, 45; Carlos Hurta Docuero, 33; Alenio Bonilla Tello, 43; Jairo Gamboa Victoria, 50; Adelmo Torres Aquirre, 32; and Robis O. Soliscaceres, 42.
The names of those receiving medical care were unavailable.
Wanted woman may be headed to Tampa
A woman wanted in the abduction of a mother and infant in Fort Myers may be headed to Tampa Bay, police said Saturday.
Under the guise of seeking directions, she lured the mother and her newborn into a black sport-utility vehicle Friday, along with another mother and child she picked up earlier.
She dropped off the other mother and infant, pulled a knife and drove off with Maria Fatima Ramos Dos Santos and 1-month-old Brayn, said Fort Myers police Chief Hilton Daniels. Ramos was soon released.
An Amber Alert was issued to find the baby.