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LASD Task Force Used Heroin-Packed Burrito In Jail Sting

January 26, 2012  | 

A secret Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department task force used a burrito stuffed with 24 grams of heroin during jail sting to uncover corruption among its deputies, reports the Los Angeles Times.

A sheriff's investigator equipped a woman with a recording device and video pen to deliver the drugs to Mexican Mafia associate Carlos Gallardo via Deputy Henry Marin. The woman handed the burrito to Marin in a jail hallway. After he was questioned, Marin said he had not yet had a chance to search the burrito.

Deputies had recorded a call between Gallardo and a fellow inmate using coded language to discuss the transfer of drugs, which Gallardo called "his son" or "Junior."

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Capt David-Ret LA County @ 1/26/2012 5:57 PM

Won't be the last time. I remember some deputies getting fired for taking some mafia guy some food.....without any drugs..I am sure they were promised something in return but I just can't remember what. Read

notmeofficer @ 1/26/2012 6:28 PM


If you're dirty I hope we put you in jail for a long time.. so you can be with your homies.....

I would love to still be at the Bureau so we could swat your sorry ass....

BigBob @ 1/28/2012 3:55 AM

was he the deputy recruit in the Fox Reality show "The Academy" that was separated (A.K.A. terminated) from academy class 355?

If I remember correct, he had some personal issues he was dealing with and was washed out but returned with a later academy class.

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