Earlier this week, Indiana State Police (ISP) made a major drug seizure following a routine truck inspection.
The drug seizure occurred at the I-94 Eastbound Weigh Station in Porter County, Indiana, on Monday, December 7, around 1:15 p.m.
Troopers were conducting a Level 2 inspection on a truck loaded with 18,000 lbs of minced garlic when “the contents inside the trailer raised their suspicions.”
“As the inspector looked in the trailer, he observed what appeared to be a black case which was inconsistent with the rest of the freight. A visual inspection of the case revealed several packages of a white substance. Additional investigation revealed that the substance field tested positive for the presence of cocaine. The occupants of the truck were taken into custody without incident. A total of 50 kilos of suspected cocaine was recovered from the trailer. The inspection was completed with numerous violations being noted and the truck being impounded. The estimated street value of this seizure is approximately $1.5 to $2 million dollars,” ISP said in a news release.
Baljinder Singh, 37, and Gurwinder Singh, 32, both from California, were charged with Possession of Cocaine.