Border Patrol Finds Nearly $1 Million Worth Of Cocaine In Truck Axles

Border Patrol Finds Nearly $1 Million Worth Of Cocaine In Truck Axles

Two truck drivers were arrested on Friday when Border Patrol agents discovered 76 pounds of cocaine hidden in the rear axle compartments of the trucks.

Border Patrol agents stopped trucks around noon at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Salton City after a dog alerted to both of the trucks.

After an extensive search, agents discovered 15 packets of cocaine inside the rear axle of both trucks.

The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $902,200.

The truck drivers were handed over to the DEA. They have not yet been identified and have only been described as “Mexican nationals.”

Sources:
Palm Desert Patch
NBC San Diego
KYMA