Autoridades decomisan millonario cargamento de drogas a conductor de una camioneta todo terreno

El jueves 1 de octubre, un oficial de PCSO K-9 realizó una parada de tráfico en un vehículo que viajaba hacia el oeste por la I-10 cerca de la MM 196 poco antes de la 1 pm. La unidad estaba trabajando en asociación con la Patrulla Fronteriza.

El conductor, identificado como Rogelio Bustamante, tenía una orden de arresto y conducía con una licencia suspendida. Los agentes encontraron inconsistencias con la historia de Bustamante y tenían evidencia para investigar más.

Durante una búsqueda del vehículo, los agentes descubrieron docenas de paquetes de drogas escondidos en todo el SUV.

Los agentes procesaron un total de 166 paquetes que contenían 54,840 pastillas de fentanilo, 124,8 libras de heroína y 103,7 libras de metanfetamina.

PCSO Deputies stop SUV loaded with illegal drugs

PCSO DEPUTIES STOP SUV LOADED WITH ILLEGAL DRUGSIn one of the largest drug busts in recent years, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office has seized nearly $1.8 million in methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl pills. On Thursday 10/1, a PCSO K-9 deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling west on I-10 near MM 196 shortly before 1pm. The unit was working in partnership with the United States Border Patrol during an Operation Stonegarden mission.The driver, identified as Rogelio Bustamante, had a warrant out of Nogales and was driving on a suspended license. Deputies found inconsistencies with Bustamante's story and had evidence to investigate further. During a search of the vehicle, deputies discovered dozens of drug bundles stashed all throughout the SUV.Deputies processed a total of 166 packages containing 54,840 fentanyl pills, 124.8 pounds of heroin, and 103.7 pounds of meth."These drugs represent a clear and continuing battle against the cartels and against drug addiction," said Sheriff Mark Lamb. "Without a doubt, lives were saved by stopping these drugs from being scattered across our communities."

Posted by Pinal County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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