Two arrested after cops find $12 million worth of meth and cocaine in tractor trailer

An Arizona task force discovered hundreds of pounds of illicit drugs during a recent traffic stop on I-40 near Kingman.

The massive drug bust was made on February 20 on I-40 at mile marker 33 west of Kingman, Arizona, according to a news release from the Bullhead City Police Department.

Around 6:30 p.m., officers with the task force “Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team” (M.A.G.N.E.T.) pulled over a semi truck on I-40.

With the aid of a drug sniffing dog, officers approximately 168 kilograms of cocaine and 220 pounds of meth. The combined street value of the drugs is estimated at around $12.7 million.

Police arrested Beyan Mohammed Beyan, 30, and Samatar Shafi Ahmed, 36, and booked them into Mohave County Jail in Kingman on charges of transportation of dangerous drugs and narcotic drugs for sale.

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Police did not provide information on why they stopped the truck initially.

The incident remains under investigation.