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Mexican Govt Employee Caught Smuggling Over 100 Pounds Of Cocaine

A Mexican consulate worker was caught bringing over 100 pounds of cocaine into the U.S. from Mexico, according to Buzzfeed.

Jose Moreno Serrano had a SENTRI pass, which is given to low-risk travelers to help them get through border quickly, but was subjected to a much more thorough search after suspicious agents caught up with him.

The drugs were hidden in a secret compartment of Serrano’s SUV.

Serrano had been under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for quite a few months now. He had a tracking device placed in his SUV. The agents that searched his car knew about the secret compartments due to the placement of the GPS.

On his way to work, Serrano took a different route than usual. The two agents that were tailing him eventually stopped him and conducted the search.

When caught, the consulate worker admitted that he was making $4,000 for each delivery, and that he had already successfully conducted a delivery this week.

The street value of the 100 pounds of cocaine is around $2.7 billion.

Serrano’s temporary contract with the consulate has been discontinued, the Mexican government reports. He has been arrested and is not being provided aid by the Mexican government.