A Mexican attorney general Edgar Veytia, from one of the Mexican states has been arrested at the US-Mexico border in San Diego for smuggling drugs and attempting to distribute drugs.
The State of New York filed drug trafficking charges against Veytia, a state prosecutor from the Mexican State of Nayarit, on March 2, which led to his arrest on Monday.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Ralph Desio confirmed Veytia was taken into custody Monday at the Cross Border Xpress bridge, which links Tijuana Airport to the U.S.
Veytia, also known as “Diablo,” “Eepp,” and “Lic veytia,” was indicted on Tuesday for charges, including grand jury charges of international conspiracy to illegally import, manufacture and distribute heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine.
According to Court documents, the amount of drugs that can be attributed to Veytia for manufacture and distribution between Jan. 2013 and Feb. 2017 is at least one kilogram of heroin, five kilograms of cocaine, 500 grams of methamphetamine and 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, according to documents from the United States District Court of Eastern New York.
During that same time, court documents state there is reasonable cause that Veytia knew of and would attempt illegal importation of said substances from outside the U.S. as well.
If convicted Veytia would have to forfeit all properties believed to have been obtained through his drug manufacturing and distributing deals, and all properties used to commit the offenses, including at least $250 million, according to the United States District Court of Southern California.
Source: NBC San Diego