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Phoenix Drug Smuggling
Phoenix Suspect Arrested for Drug Involvement
According to the police a suspect responsible for selling around $500,00 in drugs a month in Phoenix has been arrested as well as another man. That’s a pretty good haul in drug activity if you ask me.
The court records show that on July 28th the police raided a home near 27th Avenue and Indian School Road. They found $300,000 in cash as well as 1.5 kilograms of cocaine and almost a pound of meth. Talk about a big bust for the local police.
The police were able to arrest the two men who were apart of a five month long investigation that was titled, “CWT-466”. The first man was twenty-five year old, Victor Perez-Berrera. By the police, he is considered to be a “high ranking member of a drug organization” Which sounds pretty serious.
According to the police, the organization is responsible for selling around $6 million a year in cocaine and methamphetamine in the Phoenix metro are. Sounds like they stay pretty dang busy.
Robbery in Phoenix
A local judge gave Berrera a $100,00 cash bond on charges of conspiracy as well as money laundering and dangerous drugs for sale. The second man was arrested by the police was a forty year old man named Oscar Bailon-Aguirre.
Aguirre is in even more trouble since he’s in the United States without proper documentation. However, he told the police that if he was given the opportunity that he would never sell drugs again. Which I guess that’s good in the long run?
Aguirre was given a cash bond of $50,00 on charges of conspiracy as well as laundering and dangerous drugs for sale.
Drug Smuggling in Arizona
Ironically enough, a sixty-three year old woman with a criminal history in Arizona has been arrested for allegedly carrying cocaine and heroin in her luggage on a flight from Las Vegas to Detroit.
The Drug Enforcement Administration said that Cheryl Cheatham was arrested at the Detroit Airport on October 14th.
The DEA agents said that they noticed her acting suspiciously near the baggage carousel. She was reportedly looking at the luggage tags “as if she did not own the luggage, for a very long period of time”. Talk about a fishy situation, but let’s be real older people do weirder things sometimes.
The agents then followed her and watched her as she grabbed her two suitcase then as she hailed a taxi. The taxi then drove her to a hotel. However, the DEA reported that she did NOT check into the hotel which is pretty weird. Why go to a hotel if you’re not staying there? Unless you’re doing something you shouldn’t be.
The officials say that around two hours later, Cheatham then got into a waiting car along with her two suitcases.
The Michigan State Troopers were asked to do a traffic stop. They did and when they did, they had a K-9 do search the car. The K-9 dog alerted the police to the presence of drugs. Sneaky little old lady.
The search revealed two big packages. There was one bag in each suitcase. The bags were bundled in clear plastic.
According to the DEA, one of the bundles had eight individually wrapped kilograms of cocaine. The other contained 9 individually wrapped kilograms of cocaine.
Cheatham of course was then placed under arrest on a charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
The DEA report also shows that Cheatham had a previous conviction of transporting/selling a controlled substance on July 18,1986 and an arrest by United States Customs for Importing a Controlled Substance on September 29, 1972. Talk about a colorful past.
She apparently had a criminal history in Arizona as well. She was charged with shoplifting and theft there.
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