CALEXICO — U.S. Customs inspectors and Calexico police seized 800 pounds of cocaine Thursday after stopping a motorist who raced from the downtown Calexico Port of Entry.
In what may be a related matter, a Calexico police officer, Jose Perry, 32, was booked into county jail at 2:33 this morning by U.S. Customs officials.
He was arrested on suspicion of unlawful importation of a narcotic. Details on his bail were unavailable.
Calexico police officials had no comment on the matter, but did confirm there is an officer on staff by the name of Jose Perry. He is a six-year veteran.
Police officials did state they are investigating the case along with U.S. Customs officials.
There was no information available from Customs this morning on the arrest of the officer. The only official details on the seizure came in a press release from Customs on Thursday.