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Previously deported criminal busted with 200 pounds of meth

March 14, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Previously deported criminal busted with 200 pounds of meth

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A law enforcement task force arrested a previously deported criminal and his brother for reportedly moving close to 200 pounds of meth.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations agents worked with deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to apprehend two brothers who were smuggling a large quantity of meth.

The task force arrested 34-year-old Jayor Haro-Lopez, a Mexican national with a prior criminal history, which includes prison time and at least two deportations, and his brother 28-year-old Hernan Haro-Lopez after watching them load a suspicious package into one of their cars. Officials indicated that the younger brother is a resident of Phoenix, but made no indication of his citizenship or immigration status.

Officers watching the two brothers followed them to a storage unit where they took out a large case and placed it into Jayro’s SUV. After trailing the two vehicles for several miles, officers tried to stop both cars. Hernan pulled over, but Jayro fled in his SUV.

During the chase, Jayro caused two traffic accidents. After the second crash, the previouslY deported criminal ditched his vehicle and escaped on foot. Police officers eventually caught up with Jayro and took him into custody.

A search of the car revealed a large box that contained almost 200 pounds of meth. Police arrested the two suspects and confiscated the drugs and vehicles.

According to Breitbart Texas,  immigration officials deported Jayro at least two previous times. Border Patrol agents detained the Mexican national on at least three other occasions. A court sentenced him to prison time after he illegally crossed the border and a second time for using fraudulent records to cross the border. The court sentenced him to two years behind bars.

Border Patrol agents detained the Mexican national on at least three other occasions. A court sentenced him to prison time after he illegally crossed the border and a second time for using fraudulent records to cross the border. The court sentenced him to two years behind bars.

“It takes cooperation and coordination across agencies to keep our communities safe,” Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said. “MCSO is committed to working with partners to make it tough for drug gangs to operate and endanger our communities. We’re pleased with a successful outcome.”

The two men are each facing between five and ten years behind bars. Additionally, Jayro is also facing charges of fleeing law enforcement and resisting arrest.

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