Police Seize $1.5 Million Worth of Meth | 101 KXL

Police Seize $1.5 Million Worth of Meth

Written by Steve Herman on January 28, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. – Police in Oregon say a drug sniffing dog led them to 31lbs of methamphetamine packed in a suitcase in a car that officers stopped on Interstate 84.

The estimated street value of the meth is $1.5 million.

Officers stopped the car last Friday. After obtaining a search warrant, officers found the drugs and all three denied owning the suitcase.

Our news partner KGW says police arrested Nestor Catarino Zazueta-Valenzuela, 26, in connection with the drugs. The other two people in the vehicle were released without charges.

According to court documents obtained by KGW Monday, Zazueta-Valenzuela claims he was paid $1,000 to transport the bag to Tacoma, WA.  Zazueta-Valenzuela says he said he didn’t know what was inside.

Zazueta-Valenzuela’s bail has been set to $250,000 after being considered a flight risk because he’s from Mexico.

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