Federal authorities on Thursday confirmed the arrest of an U.S. Immigration and Naturalization inspector from the Calexico area is tied to the arrest earlier this summer of a man charged with importing about 1,000 pounds of cocaine.
According to the federal indictment against INS Inspector Clark Anthony Miller, on May, 29, 2000, he allegedly allowed a car with a cocaine load to pass through the downtown Calexico Port of Entry.
That car, said federal authorities speaking on condition of anonymity, was reportedly driven by Hector Bermudez of Calexico.
The car later was found in Calexico with 1,033 pounds of cocaine hidden in it.
Bermudez was identified by investigators as the driver of the vehicle. Earlier this summer the 39-year-old Bermudez was arrested by the U.S. Customs Service following a year-long probe into the incident.
Federal authorities on Thursday alleged Bermudez and Miller were involved in the same smuggling operation.
Authorities declined to speak in more detail about the case, adding it continues to be under investigation.