New Jersey State Troopers are being credited for a massive drug bust after finding 36 kilograms of heroin in a semi during an inspection over the weekend.
The bust was made by members of the State Patrol’s “Mobile Safe Freight Training Unit”.
On Sunday, two troopers stopped a semi driven by 58 year old California based driver Oscar Franco at the I-78 weigh station in Greenwich Township for an inspection and found $2.8 million worth of heroin hidden within the truck.
Franco was arrested and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute. He is in jail in lieu of bail set at $200,000.
Just last week, troopers from the same unit seized 54 pounds of marijuana at the same weigh station from a truck driven by 52 year old Eric T. Shan.
The New Jersey State Police congratulated the officers in a Facebook post for keeping the drugs off the street: “Heroin is poison, plain and simple. These troops just prevented $2.8 million in poison form [sic] hitting our streets! That’s a lot of poison.”