Mexico's Attorney Generals office announces large seizure of drugs

Agents of the Attorney General's Office in Sonora seized 10 kilos of heroin, 1,543 pounds of marijuana, over three Kilos of cocaine and twenty six arrest in the municipalities of Cajeme, Hermosillo, Santa Ana, Naco, Altar and San Luis Rio Colorado. The first operation was at a road junction at the international highway leading to hamlet of Torim. Agents of the Federal Investigations Agency (AFI) seized three kilos of cocaine and arrested Jorge Enrique Camacho Montoya and Renato Lozoya Melendrez who where transporting the drugs on a 1948 Kenworth tractor trailer from Culiacan to Hermosillo, Sonora.

On a different case AFI agents detained Angelica Maria Rios Bahena and Norma Jimenez Nava who were caught on a bus with five kilos of heroin. The arrest took place on the international highway 15 at the Esperanza toll booth. The bus of the "Estrella Blanca" line was traveling from Mexico City to San Luis Rio Colorado, Sinaloa.

At another inspection and survailance stop operation on international highway 15 AFI agents seized 64 pounds of marijuana and about four kilos of heroin. Agents arrested Luis Miguel Rojas Presiado and Fernando Elias Estrada who were transporting the drugs on a 1972 DINA bus.

At the Sonoyata-San Luis Colorado highway, AFI agents seized 360 kilos of marijuana. Ramon Donato Gonzalez Ramirez and Hector Fernando Rojo Sanchez were arrested after attempting to transport the drugs on a 1993 Freightliner from Culiacan, Sinaloa to Mexicali, Baja California.

A Federal Public Ministry Agent and AFI agent with a report from a citizen , arrested Trinidad Cervantes Faleva for possession of 48.5 pounds of Marijuana and also seized besides the drugs a Grand Marquis. The arrest were made when the car was in route from Navojoa to Nogales on the international highwat 15 in Nogales.In another operation done by AFI agent assigned to the air interception base in Santa Ana, Sonora seized 661 pounds of marijuana and two pickup trucks, a Ram1500 and a F350 Super Duty at a dirt path near "La Playa" ranch.

Source: ICE

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