DAYTON — On Wednesday, September 23 authorities with the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force arrested of two individuals from Mexico on drug and immigration charges.
Adrian Saeenz and Eduardo Valdez Simental were both arrested by task force members on Wednesday, after a traffic stop on I-75 near the Stanley Avenue Exit.
The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force with the assistance from the State Highway Patrol arrested the two subjects after learning the vehicle was transporting two kilograms of cocaine in an illegal compartment inside the vehicle.
The driver, Adrian Saeenz, and the passenger, Eduardo Valdez Simental, were in the vehicle that was registered in Kansas City, Missouri. Both were arrested on drug charges after investigators found them in possession of a large amount of cocaine with an estimated street value of $200,000.00.
Both suspects, who are illegally present in the United States, are being held in the Montgomery County Jail on Drug Trafficking, Possession of Drugs and Immigration charges.
“This is another example of the ongoing battle against drug cartels bringing in illegal drugs into our communities,” said Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer. “ We recognize collaboration through federal, state and local partnerships are necessary to have a significant impact on the criminal organizations in Montgomery County and the Miami Valley.”
The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force, which is part of the Ohio Attorney General’s Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, is made up of officers from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Miami Township Police Department, Butler Township Police Department, Montgomery County RANGE Task Force, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration and Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is located at 345 W. Second St., Dayton. Phone (937) 225-HELP (4357) or visit www.mcohio.org/sheriff