Border authorities say that a truck driver’s nervous behavior tipped them off to a large amount of drugs concealed in his vehicle.
The drug bust took place around 2 a.m. on April 17 at the Blue Water Bridge located in Port Huron, Michigan.
Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stopped a truck hauling a load of flavoring syrup from a location in California bound for Canada.
CBP said the Canadian truck driver, who was a member of the Trusted Traveler Program, was referred for a cab check.
During the cab check, CBP said that the driver “became visibly shaken” and was “increasingly nervous.”
Officers reportedly discovered several bricks of suspected cocaine and fentanyl weighing more than 80 pounds during the inspection.
The truck driver was then arrested by federal authorities. He is facing federal prosecution for the exportation of illegal drugs, CBP says.
The incident remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Border Enforcement Security Task Force Port Huron.
“CBP Officers, working to keep the nation’s economy moving, stopped this shipment of illegal drugs from reaching its destination,” said Christopher Perry, Director of Field Operations. “I am grateful for their vigilance and attention to detail in this interception.”