Thomasville, NC – A month-long investigation revealed that cocaine was being imported from Mexico into the Triad via tour buses and the proceeds transported back the same way, according to Thomasville police.

A total of 27.68 pounds of cocaine was seized from tour buses inside a warehouse at 1416 Unity St. after a search warrant was executed Aug. 6, police said in a news release.

Evidence at the warehouse led to a traffic stop by Greensboro police, during which officers reported finding an additional 2.5 pounds of cocaine.

Thomasville police said it was a record seizure of cocaine for the city.

Authorities arrested the following men in connection with the bust:

• Jorge Luis Casas-Perez, 54, of Phoenix, Arizona, was charged with felony possession of a schedule II drug, level 3 trafficking cocaine by selling, level 3 trafficking cocaine by transporting, conspiracy to traffic cocaine, and maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of selling/transporting illegal narcotics.

• Jamie Luis Pelayo, 21, of Redwood City, California, was charged with felony possession of a schedule II drug, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II drugs, level 3 trafficking cocaine by selling and level 3 trafficking cocaine by possession.

• Sergio S. Vazquez, 28, of 1416 Unity St., Thomasville, was charged with felony possession of a schedule II drug, possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II drug, level 3 trafficking cocaine by selling, and level 3 trafficking cocaine by possession.

• Jose Enriq Guzman Valenzuela, 27, of Greensboro, was charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

• Adrian Sierra Aranda, 32, of Guanajuato, Mexico, was charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

• Jorge Santiago Perez, 65, no address available, was charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine.

Casas-Perez, Vazquez, Aranda and Perez all received a $5 million secured bond.

Valenzuela received a $1 million secured bond, and Pelayo received a $350,000 secured bond. Casas-Perez was booked into the Guilford County jail while the others are being held in the Davidson County jail.

Thomasville’s Special Operations Unit, Davidson County’s Vice and Narcotics Unit, Homeland Security, and the Greensboro Police Department conducted the joint investigation.

Great story. Great catch. Lol but where are the photos of the WHITE MEN who were to collect these drugs and put them on the streets? They remain nameless. They are your teachers, politicians, etc…

I got no problems with Mexicans and neither does our government. They stimulate the economy.