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Mexican transit agent, four others busted in Juarez with 2.2 tons of marijuana destined for Chicago

March 16, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican transit agent, four others busted in Juarez with 2.2 tons of marijuana destined for Chicago

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Authorities in Chihuahua, Mexico detained four men, one of them an active transit agent and a woman who were in possession of 2.2 tons of marijuana destined for the city of Chicago.

In a statement, the Chihuahua Attorney General said Gilberto RC, 23, who is identified as a Municipal Transit agent, as well as Eduardo MG, 44; Carlos Alberto LV, 30; Alonso HL, 39, and Idaly GG, 29, were arrested on Wednesday after authorities found the large drug stash concealed inside five vehicles at a mechanic’s shop in the border city of Ciudad Juarez.

According to the Mayor of Juarez, Armando Cabada, Gilberto RC was on vacation and had to report to work on Monday, but failed to show up.

Agents of the Ministerial Police arrived at the building located at the junction of Paseo Triunfo de la República with Avenida Plutarco Elías Calles, after receiving reports indicating the presence of armed gunmen in the building.

Two tons of weed destined for Chicago seized in Juarez.

Upon arriving at the site, officers detained the suspects and carried out an inspection, after which weapons and drugs were seized.

According to the prosecutor’s office, authorities recovered 250 bundles containing marijuana weighing of 2.2 tons, plus four kilograms of the synthetic drug known as hashish.

Officials said six short weapons, a .223 long caliber weapon, along with 280 cartridges of different calibers, 11 accessory sleeves, and a Municipal Transit uniform were recovered during the operation, Proceso reported.

The detainees told investigating agent the drugs were purchased in the state of Durango and was destined for Chicago.

The alleged perpetrators were turned over to the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR) to continue with the corresponding investigation. Meanwhile, the firearms seized will be subjected to forensic ballistics studies to determine if they have been used in any criminal offense.

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