A federal grand jury has indicted Calexico police Officer Jose Perry and another man, Jose Barak, for allegedly trying to import more than 800 pounds of cocaine into the United States through the downtown Calexico Port of Entry.
The two-count indictment charges Perry and Barak with importation of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
On Friday, two days after the indictment was released, Perry had a detention hearing during which a federal judge in San Diego ruled Perry will remain in custody without bail.
Barak also has been detained without bail.
Both men were arrested May 24 after the car they were reportedly traveling in sped through the port into Calexico.
According to authorities, Barak was the driver of the car and Perry was the passenger.
The two did make it through a primary checkpoint when a U.S. Customs inspector recognized Perry as a Calexico police officer and allowed the two men to pass, officials said.