Posted: Jun 30, 2012 11:08 PM
Updated: Aug 7, 2012 7:53 AM
MISSION - One man was arrested and charged following a drug raid at a Mission home. Police have arrested and charged Jose Ignacio Jasso, 33, with possesion of coccaine Saturday, after they found more than 200 pounds of coccaine in his possession. Investigators believe smugglers may be using new methods to protect the more expensive drugs.
Corporal Manny Casas with the Mission police department believes smugglers may have be turning to new methods of smuggling.
"They dont use the same methods as these other guys carrying it in the back of a truck. They're little more careful and if you notice, look at the area they choose to stash it at, that's not a normal area. They didn't stash it in a little old trailer, they stashed it in a nice house. Nobody would think anything about it" he said.
Casas tells CHANNEL FIVE NEWS, marijuana smugglers are much more careless and brazen, while cocaine smugglers can't afford to slip up. Cocaine packaged in 114 bricks were discovered yesterday along with some small packages of what police believe could be methamphetamine or crack. They say the different methods are also a result of fear. The person in charge of the drugs knows the stakes are higher. Their life is hanging in the balance.
"If they put you to guard something, something that worth that much, I'm sure there's going to be reprecussions from somebody."
Police do not believe Jasso is the owner of the drugs, but the investiagtion is on-going. Jasso's bond was set at 5 million dollars.