Arizona DPS arrested three suspects in Peoria with 85 pounds of cocaine


On December 8, 2010, the DPS HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) served a search warrant at 8014 W. Yucca in Peoria. This action was the result of a five month long investigation that involved DPS, the Arizona Attorney General’s office and Phoenix Police.


Detectives were searching for money, drugs and suspects believed to be linked to a Mexican based Drug Cartel.


Approximately 85 pounds of Cocaine were seized along with two vehicles and $28,068 in US currency.

Three suspects were arrested with a total of 18 Felony charges.

  • Omar Carin Murillo Montoya, 35, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
  • Guillermo Alonso Palomino Cota, 35, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
  • Benjamin Dominquez Ruiz, 43, Portales, New Mexico
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