$4 Million Worth of Meth Seized near Gila Bend

$4 Million Worth of Meth Seized near Gila Bend

On Friday, May 6, 2011, a DPS officer stopped a Ford F-150 on State Route 85 near Gila Bend, Ariz. During the traffic stop, the officer became suspicious of criminal activity. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection narcotics canine officer responded to the scene and provided assistance. Following a subsequent search of the pickup, officers discovered a total of 217 pounds (98.5 kilos) of methamphetamine with a street value of $3,854,000 and four-pounds (1.88 kilos) of white heroin within the vehicle.

The driver, Miguel Bustamante, 33, and the passenger, Emmanuel Roque, 21, both of San Luis, Ariz. were arrested and booked at the Maricopa County 4th Avenue Jail on felony drug charges to include transportation of narcotics for sale, transportation of a dangerous drug for sale, possession of narcotics for sale and possession of a dangerous drug for sale.

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