Texas Border Patrol Agent Arrested on Charges Linked to Murder of Honduran Man

A border patrol vehicle observes six miles of border fencing in Douglas, Arizona, February 15, 2012. U.S. authorities have upgraded six miles of border fencing in a remote Arizona ranching town with a taller barrier that will be tougher to breach, in the latest effort to tighten their grip on the isolated stretches of the Mexico border.  Picture taken February 15, 2012. (PHOTO CREDIT: Reuters/Curt Prendergast)
A border patrol vehicle observes six miles of border fencing in Douglas, Arizona, February 15, 2012. U.S. authorities have upgraded six miles of border fencing in a remote Arizona ranching town with a taller barrier that will be tougher to breach, in the latest effort to tighten their grip on the isolated stretches of the Mexico border. Picture taken February 15, 2012. (PHOTO CREDIT: Reuters/Curt Prendergast)

A Texas Border Patrol agent was arrested on charges linked to the killing of a Honduran man earlier this year, according to the San Antonio News and Express.

The agent, Joel Luna, 30, was taken into custody by Cameron County Sheriff’s deputies after they searched his home and found a kilo of cocaine, three handguns and about $90,000 in a safe, the newspaper reported.

They say Luna, who has been a Border Patrol agent for six years, appears to have had dealings with drug cartels.

Luna is facing charges in connection with possession of a controlled substance, capital murder and organized criminal activity, said the News and Express.

The Honduran victim’s body was found decapitated and mutilated earlier this year floating in the bay off South Padre Island.

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SOURCE: Fox News Latino