HSI Yuma special agents seized 527.3 lbs. of methamphetamine along with 14.88 lbs. of high grade marijuana and an AR-15 style rifle. (Photo: USCBP)
YUMA, Ariz. – Over the weekend, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Yuma special agents arrested Angel Leon-Camberos, 26, and allegedly seized 527.3 pounds of methamphetamine (approximate street value of nearly $7.2 million), 14.88 pounds of high grade marijuana and numerous wax (marijuana extract) products with an approximate street value of $103,930, one AR-15 style rifle, one magazine, packaging materials, multiple cell phones and $15,295 in cash in a targeted enforcement action lead by HSI.
According to a press release from the United Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), activity began June 1. The San Luis Police Department (SLPD), while conducting traffic enforcement in the area of 10th Avenue and Juan Sanchez Boulevard in San Luis, Arizona, noticed a vehicle speeding while traveling westbound on Juan Sanchez Boulevard approaching 10th Avenue. SLPD reportedly made a traffic stop that resulted in the discovery of about 95 pounds of methamphetamine and the arrest of Leon-Camberos.
Based on the quantity of seized contraband and the arrest, HSI special agents were contacted to continue the investigation. Based on the findings during the traffic stop and the subsequent investigation conducted by HSI special agents, a state search warrant was secured and executed at Leon-Camberos’ residence near Amarely Avenue. The search reportedly resulted in the additional seizure of 432.22 pounds of methamphetamine, one AR-15 style rifle and one magazine, 14.88 pounds of marijuana to include THC vape pens and approximately $15,295 in cash.
According to ICE, the defendant was presented and charged with multiple Arizona 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 (YCNTF) and officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations assigned to the HSI Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), as well as the San Luis Police Department.
This case is being prosecuted by the Yuma County Attorney’s Office.
The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.