Major drug bust yields drugs worth $18 million

It’s the largest haul for Baja Cal. police in four years

Por: Omar Millán 11 Junio 2011 @ 11:33 pm
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State police seized packets of cocaine and meth worth $18.3 million on Saturday. David Maung/SanDiegoRed.com

Tijuana.- A man who raced inside a house in an eastside neighborhood, fleeing police, led them to largest drug seizure state police have had in the last four years, the department’s director said Saturday.

The director, Osiel Arturo Garc*a, said that state preventive police agents confiscated 468.6 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and 211 pounds of cocaine, which combined had an estimated street value of $18.3 million.

He said three people were detained, two of them minors, and a man he identified as Pablo Sergio Lara, 39.

According to Garc*a, his agency received an anonymous tip that an armed person was apparently distributing drugs.

Police agents arrived around 10 a.m. Saturday in the Vista Alamar neighborhood and located the armed suspect, who ran inside a house, with police in pursuit.

Inside the garage, they found dozens of packages of drugs on the floor, Garc*a said.

“It’s not only the largest seizure our department has had this year, but in the four year of the current administration,