Five arrests in case linked to Sinaloa Cartel

SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - Five men were arrested for trafficking 55 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $2 million in a drug trafficking case linked to Sinaloa Cartel.

Pedro Gallegos, 33, Teodoro Yau-Silva, 43, Bernardo Real-Rojo, 39, Anthony Perez, 29, and Jose Christian Rodriguez, 19, were arrested on charges of transportation of methamphetamine and possession for sales, as well as conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. They are suspected to be associated with the Sinaloa Cartel.

On July 22, suspects Pedro Gallegos and Teodoro Yau-Silva were arrested in an Ontario, parking lot after they delivered the first installment of 15 pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover agent.

The negotiations were conducted by phone with members of the drug trafficking organization in Mexico and in-person with U.S. based representatives.

On July 16, Real-Rojo, Perez, and Rodriguez were arrested after they delivered 25 pounds of methamphetamine to the undercover agent in a public parking lot in Ontario.

Gallegos, Yau-Silva, Real-Rojo, Perez, and Rodriguez are currently being held at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s West Valley Detention Center.

Bail for the each suspect has been set at $500,000.

Story Date: July 30, 2015