HSI Yuma Seizes Over $4 Million In Narcotics, Arrest Furniture Store Employees

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YUMA – Special Agents in Yuma with Homeland Security Investigations arrested Alejandro Escobar-Rivera, 51, and seized 221.22 lbs. of methamphetamine and 5.0 lbs. of cocaine
and multiple cell phones in a targeted enforcement action last week. The combined approximate street value is of nearly $4.1 million.

According to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the enforcement activity began Thursday, July 18, when the Yuma County Sheriffs Office (YCSO), while conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Avenue B and 24th street, saw a vehicle speeding while traveling northbound on Avenue B while approaching 24th street. Deputies conducted a traffic stop and called for K-9, which lead to the discovery of the drugs.

Due to the large quantity of drugs and the arrest, HSI Yuma special agents were contacted to continue the investigation. The subsequent investigation revealed that Escobar-Rivera was delivering furniture on behalf of Alex Furniture located at 313 West Main Street in Somerton, Arizona. As a result another Alex Furniture employee was arrested on immigration violations and the seizure of numerous cell phones.

The driver was charged with multiple Arizona state drug charges including
importation/transportation of dangerous drugs and possession of narcotics for sale.

2 Comments

  1. 4.1 mil would have gone to The Drug Cartels
    Thank You for catching these vile human killing drug pushers
    * Verizion* will now allow more Drug dealers to have access internet to sell and deal illegal drugs and other crimes against Americans
    Stop using Verizion They are aidding and helping drugs and other illegal activites to come into the USA
    ALSO you will see more thefts of phones now because of this
    They will have more access to your alarm systems Id theft etc
    Watch out Verizion just jumped into the Cartels pockets

    Stop the Drugs Crime

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