Agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Yuma arrested one person and seized more than 527 pounds of meth and nearly 15 pounds of high grade marijuana and numerous wax (marijuana extract) products in a targeted enforcement action over the weekend.
The meth had an estimated street value of nearly $7.2 million, while the marijuana and related products were valued at more than $103,000. An AR-15 style rifle, one magazine, packaging materials, multiple cellphones and $15,295 in cash were also seized.
According to information provided in a U.S. Immigration and Custom news release, the arrest and seizures are the result of a traffic stop conducted by San Luis police on Saturday in the area of 10th Avenue and Juan Sanchez Boulevard .
When officers searched the vehicle, which had been observed speeding, they found approximately 95 lbs. of meth.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as 26-year-old Angel Leon-Camberos, was also arrested.
Based on the quantity of the drugs found in Leon-Camberos’ possession San Luis police contacted HSI special agents, who began an investigation into the incident.
HSI agents obtained a search warrant and served it on Leon-Camberos’ residence near Amarely Avenue, which led to the additional seizure of 432.22 lbs. of meth, one AR-15 style rifle and one magazine, 14.88 lbs. of marijuana to include THC vape pens and approximately $15,295 in cash.
Leon-Camberos has since been charged with several state drug charges, including importation/transportation of dangerous drugs, misconduct involving weapons, and possession of narcotics for sale.
HSI special agents were assisted by detectives with the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force and officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations assigned to the HSI Border Enforcement Security Task Force, as well as the San Luis Police Department.
This case is being prosecuted by the Yuma County Attorney’s Office.