Laura Dvorak 5:47 p.m., Dec. 6
Jonathan Romero Barreras, 25, and Alejandro Camacho Arteaga, 23, were detained at a Colinas de Agua Caliente home by the Mexican Army. In addition to more than $247,000 in counterfeit dollars cash, they also possessed 26-kilo packages of cocaine. The cocaine was packaged similar to the drugs displayed yesterday by the military, when they arrested a subject nicknamed “The Jackal” with links to the Fernando Sánchez Arellano (aka “The Engineer”) crime group.
According to the Tijuana Press, the arrests were carried out by a joint operation of the Mexican Army and Tijuana Municipal Police. A Dodge Ram truck with California plates was also confiscated. The two detainees originated in Sinaloa State.