The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says two men have been arrested, and 90 kilos of meth have been seized, after a multi-agency investigation that lasted several months.
MCSO said the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Border Patrol, the Office of Air and Marine, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Mesa Police Department all worked together in the investigation.
MCSO says 34-year-old Jayro Haro-Lopez was under surveillance for distribution of methamphetamine imported from Mexico. On Tuesday, he and his brother, 28-year-old Hernan Haro-Lopez, were seen pulling a box from a Phoenix storage locker and putting it into a vehicle.
The two brothers then reportedly left in separate vehicles with the box in Jayro’s vehicle. Shortly after, deputies tried to pull over both brothers. Hernan stopped, but Jayro attempted to evade authorities.
Jayro allegedly caused two separate crashes during the incident before running on foot. After a short foot pursuit, he was taken into custody.
MCSO said both have been charged with possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to distribute, resisting arrest, and unlawful flight from law enforcement. Jayro is believed to be in the United States illegally.