The military arrested a juvenile when he was attempting to return to Juarez and was observed acting suspicious, but they did not elaborate what was suspicious.
For this reason they detained him finding more than a kilo of cocaine inside a DVD player. He was smuggling cocaine in to Mexico from the U.S, the same cocaine that was smuggled to the US from Mexico at one time.
The Secretary of Defense during a press conference gave informed of the ongoing campaign against drug trafficking and "Joint Operation Chihuahua," as follows:
At around 0800 hours on November 25, 2009, the military was performing intelligence work during the operation of a check point looking for firearms and drugs at the "Puente Internacional Córdova de las Américas," located in the streets of las Américas and Av Rafael Perez in this city.
They were observing people who were entering the country from El Paso, Texas to Ciudad Juarez, at which time they made a routine check of an individual who was carrying in his hands an electronic DVD player, which upon further review there was a package inside the electronic devise that was found to be cocaine.
Confiscated was a package in rectangular shape made of transparent plastic containing in its interior a white granular substance with the characteristics of cocaine, with an approximate gross weight of 1,027 kilograms or so.
The person was a 16-year-old native of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua and a legal resident in the neighboring city of El Paso Texas.
It is important to emphasize that this seizure represents a joint venture from military and police agencies that together provide constant patrols and services that has disrupted the unlawful activities of organized criminal groups.
It is not common for drug trafficking to enter Mexico from the U.S. It is more common that large shipments of cocaine from South America enter the U.S, from Mexico. This might be another sign that there is a significant demand for drugs in Mexico as is in the U.S.
The seizure of the cocaine (once cut for distribution) has black market value of $701,194 pesos ($53,946 dollars).
The suspect and drugs were turned over to the Federal Prosecutor on duty assigned to Juarez, Chihuahua.