elements of the Citizen Security Secretary (SSC) of the Mexico City They arrested this Thursday morning, March 16, a man who was carrying two packets of cocaine in a hidden compartment of his vehicle.
According to SSC-CDMXofficials of the undersecretary of traffic control carried out verification, security and road works in Paseo de la Tamarindos street, Granjas Palo Alto neighborhood, in the town hall of Cuajimalpa.
The agency, in charge of Omar Garcia Harfuchsaid in a statement that officers found the driver of a white Nissan model truck was driving without a seatbelt and was speeding, which is a violation of the city’s traffic laws.
“The uniformed officers called him into custody, explained the reason for his temporary detention and the corresponding type of punishment, and requested the corresponding documents from the unit,” the security secretary reported.
The motorist, reported the SSC, was behaving strangely and was very nervous, which is why “while trying to open the glove box of the vehicle, he activated a mechanism with which the driver’s seat came loose, where officers observed a hand-built compartment that did not match the unit’s original build.
Because of these facts and to exclude some illegal drivingthe officers asked him to get out of the vehicle in order to carry out a security check.
“In accordance with police action protocols and therefore, they secured two packages made with cinnamon tape, which contained a White powder with the characteristics of cocaine“, reported the security agency of the capital.
According to authorities, the 35-year-old is from the state of Nayaritand has been forwarded to the corresponding Public Prosecutor’s Officer, who will determine their legal status.
According to journalist Carlos Jiménez, the detainee is Carlos Refugio Teran Payanwhich passed through a high value-added area southwest of Mexico City.
This kind of compartments are very common for drug transfer throughout the national territory, but they are used more for traffic to UNITED STATESalthough in the Mexico City This is not the first time these types of hidden systems have been discovered.
At the end of August 2022, the authorities of the capital also discovered a cache inside a vehicle, but which carried high-powered weapons in the town hall of Iztapalapa, east of the capital. According to authorities, a armed wide AK-47a useful handgun and cartridges.
In recent days, authorities in the capital have dealt a major blow to drug trafficking, after arresting and linking to trial several individuals who are part of a drug network. Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) who operated in the municipalities of Cuajimalpa, Coyoacan and the state of Hidalgo.
According to Mexico City Attorney General’s Office (FGJCDXM), in five different searches of the aforementioned locations, seized near 530 packets of cocainehundreds of doses of narcotics, 24 thousand 360 US dollars and other types of indications of drug trafficking in the country’s capital.
Searches were carried out in the neighborhoods bells there Neighborhood San Lucas of town hall Coyoacanwhile in Cuajimalpawas made in a building in the district of the same name, as well as at an address in Hidalgo.
Due to these facts, at least six people have been linked to the process and are awaiting the start of a trial that will determine their legal status.
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