Millions in Cocaine Seized From Truck

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Police in southeastern Michigan have seized $2.5 million in cocaine from a truck carrying industrial wallpaper to Detroit from Los Angeles.
The Monroe County Sheriff's office says the tractor trailer was stopped Sunday morning on Interstate 75 south of Detroit for several equipment violations. The truck was driven by a 50-year-old man from Norwalk, Calif., and a 46-year-old co-driver from Anthony, N.M.
A hidden compartment was discovered with the help of a narcotics dog. The compartment contained 88 pounds of cocaine.
Police say the drugs and semi were seized and the incident remained under investigation Tuesday.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 9, 2009 at 08:41 AM
    It would be better if the confiscated a truck with $2.5 million and not a truck full of dust.
  • by Jason Location: Jackson on Sep 9, 2009 at 07:12 AM
    Detroit is already the Drug and Crime capital of the USA. Well, it would be a toss up between L.A. and Philly.
  • by Ellen Location: Jackson on Sep 8, 2009 at 06:07 PM
    Great job is right! Jackson police have been stopping quite a few hauls in the last year so now the cartel is trying other means as well. Its good to know that they are getting caught there too.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2009 at 03:56 PM
    Sounds like DETROIT really is attracting some bad stuff.I'd be making a wide sweep of that city.We don't need a drug capital in mich.This truck got caught.How many haven't been.How many will try to get through.Who's buying this stuff?Can't be all the unemployed,or jobless,or homeless ones.Stuff isn't that cheap.Clean up mich and the USA.Make us at least drug free.Keep making those drug busts.Great job.
  • by Andrea Location: Charlotte on Sep 8, 2009 at 02:58 PM
    I agree good job officers BUT till the economy gets better especially here in Michigan, the drug trafficing will be worse than ever!! Same old story different day that its an easy way to make a quick buck vs working.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2009 at 10:51 AM
    Great job officers.Keep finding all means of transportation.We don't want the drugs in mich or any where in the USA.Our government must let people know.WE WILL NOT ALLOW OR EXCEPT THIS STUFF!!!!!!!
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