December 3, 2023
San Ysidro Port of Entry. Photograph credit score: OnScene.TV

A Baja California state police officer has been charged by San Diego federal prosecutors with allegedly making an attempt to deliver medication throughout the border.

Victor Alfonso Moreno, who Mexican officers mentioned has been an officer for seven years, was arrested Monday on the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

In accordance with a prison grievance filed in federal court docket, Moreno’s automotive was inspected by U.S. Customs and Border Safety officers, who found 35 packages weighing almost 100 kilos hidden within the automotive’s driver’s seat, passenger seat and rear seats.

The substance within the packages examined constructive for cocaine, in accordance with the grievance.

Moreno advised officers that he didn’t know medication have been in his automotive, however said that a number of days earlier, he had left his automotive at a mechanic’s store in Tijuana.

He allegedly mentioned that by means of his work as a police officer in Tijuana, “he had beforehand investigated the identical mechanic for having attainable ties to cartels.”

Moreno is amongst a number of folks in native regulation enforcement and prison justice fields on each side of the border who’ve been charged with allegedly making an attempt to deliver medication into the U.S. or allowing drug trafficking.

Ana Sofia Lopez Osuna, an worker within the Baja California Lawyer Normal’s Workplace, was arrested in June after prosecutors say she met with a person in Nationwide Metropolis who was caught with cocaine.

Leonard Darnell George, a U.S. Customs and Border Safety officer, was additionally charged this 12 months with taking bribes to permit autos carrying medication throughout the border, whereas U.S. Border Patrol agent Hector Hernandez was charged with taking bribes to distribute methamphetamine, in addition to permitting migrants to enter the U.S.

As well as, a San Diego-based U.S. Marine, Roberto Salazar II, was sentenced earlier this 12 months to 12 years in jail for coordinating the import of fentanyl into the U.S.

– Metropolis Information Service