6 kilos of cocaine seized in drug bust
By EMILY MORRIS
The Daily Sentinel
September 20, 2005
Six kilograms of cocaine were seized from a vehicle traveling through the Grand Valley on the way to Chicago last week, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Grand Junction High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.
Task force agents arrested Delfino Rodriguez-Torres, who was contacted by task force agents Friday while he was pumping gas in Fruita. Rodriguez-Torres drew law enforcement’s attention after he was seen making a sudden exit from Interstate 70, according to the DEA.
Rodriguez-Torres gave agents permission to search his Ford Windstar minivan, and they discovered the cocaine hidden in two rear loudspeakers, the DEA said.
Rodriguez-Torres identified himself with a Mexican identification card, according to the DEA. He allegedly told agents he was paid $1,000 to drive the cocaine from Tucson to Chicago.
According to the DEA, six kilograms of cocaine have a street value of about $718,000.
Rodriguez-Torres is accused of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, the DEA said, and if convicted, he could face more than 10 years in prison.
The DEA task force is comprised of officers from the DEA, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and the Grand Junction Police Department.
Yaaaaaawn. Was this supposed to be news? Call us back when you get something like the 20 tons that was busted outside LA a few years back.
He was probably coming from CA
I dont think a Ford Windstar minivan will hold 20 tons.
Another Victim of racial profiling
I thought the comments would be about the consent to search
and that the coke was found in the speakers
It is REALLY hard to predict thread direction around here
I would say that he probably thought he was safe due to the immunity that illegals have in the US
He probably made that trip every week for the last year
Here is another "small" bust, they probably transport smaller quantities because they are using ILLEGAL couriers
Marijuana, vehicles seized in Grand Haven arrests
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - Two men are in jail and being held on immigration charges after police seized 55 pounds of marijuana early yesterday.
23-year-old Cosme Damian Mendiola, of Phoenix, and 25-year-old Santos Isaac Bravo-Valdez, of Carson City, Nevada, were charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.
Michigan State police initiated the investigation during a traffic stop on Interstate 94 near the Indiana border. Detectives were later led to the suspects at a Grand Haven hotel.
Police also seized two vehicles.