Mexican authorities have charged a Mexican state prosecutor with drug trafficking after they found more than 66,000 pounds of meth inside his car when he attempted driving into California.
Octavio Andree Torres, a federally charged criminal, attempted to drive a Nissan Versa (2016) through San Ysidro’s international entry port. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers scan the vehicle using an X-ray and a police dog. The authorities found 45 bricks with 66 pounds each in the rear.
A California magistrate judge has since ordered Espino to be held without bond.
Prior to his arrest, Espino was a high-ranking prosecutor with the Baja California Attorney General’s Office (FGE).
FGE revealed Espino was originally a juvenile criminal prosecutor, but was eventually promoted to administrative work as the top leader’s assistant. He did not hold the title of secretary to the AG. This statement was made after Mexican news media claimed Espino was Ricardo Ivan Carpio Sanches’ personal assistant in Baja California AG.
Espino’s arrest comes at a time when Baja California continues to be one of the busiest drug hubs near California.
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