The former agent in charge of the Nogales office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been arrested on charges of cocaine trafficking and public corruption for aiding Mexican drug cartels.
Ricard Cramer, who was stationed in Mexico before retiring in 2007, was arrested Friday at his home in Green Valley. He appeared before a federal judge, who denied bail.
The charges stem from a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency investigation going back to 2006. In a criminal complaint made public Friday, agents say Cramer helped a large-scale drug trafficking organization move cocaine into the United States.