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October 2, 2012

TABC busts El Paso bar for drug trafficking

El Paso, Texas —  

A joint-investigation by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has uncovered that the owner of the Rock Inn, located at 3315 Dyer Street in El Paso, was distributing cocaine from the bar. Arrest warrants were issued for the bar owner, Myong Suk Kim, her husband Bruce Rankhorn, as well as employees and bar patrons. 

The two-year long investigation showed large amounts of cocaine were being sold from the bar. TABC agents procured 15 felony warrants for five individuals being charged with Delivery of Cocaine. The investigation concluded with an additional search warrant being conducted at Myong Suk Kim's home. At Kim's residence, TABC agents, El Paso Police Department Detectives, and the FBI found drugs, U.S. currency, weapons, and drug paraphernalia. Five arrests have been made in connection with this investigation, and TABC will be pursuing

administrative action to cancel the Rock Inn's alcoholic beverage permit. 

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