A Mexican border state prosecutor faces drug trafficking charges after U.S. authorities reportedly found more than 66 pounds of meth in his vehicle when he tried to drive into California.
Last week, Octavio Andree Espino Torres tried to drive a 2016 Nissan Versa through the international port of entry in San Ysidro, a criminal complaint filed in federal court revealed. During the crossing, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers had his vehicle scanned with an X-ray device and a police dog. In the rear of the vehicle, authorities reportedly found 45 bricks consisting of 66 pounds of methamphetamine.
Since then, a magistrate judge in California has ordered Espino be held without bond.
Prior to his arrest, Espino was a high-ranking prosecutor with