Police in Indianapolis, Indiana, recently intercepted hundreds of pounds of cocaine from a semi truck traveling on I-70 after receiving “reliable information” about a shipment of narcotics passing through the state.

The drug bust occurred on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, after the Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) “received reliable information pertaining to a shipment of narcotics which would pass through Marion County, Indiana.”

Using a variety of investigative techniques, IMPD was able to locate the suspect vehicle, a semi truck, on I-70 at mile marker 64 in Hendricks County, Indiana.

IMPD brought in canine Mina, who alerted to the presence of narcotics on the truck.

IMPD received a search warrant and located 130 kilos (approximately 286 pounds) of suspected cocaine, with an estimated street value of $13 million.

Texas based truck driver Mauro Alonzo-Varga, 50, was arrested and is awaiting charges from the Hendricks County Prosecutor’s Office.

“This investigation indicates the great work of our Interdiction Detectives and the partnerships they have formed with other agencies to locate and remove illegal narcotics off the streets. IMPD continues to dedicate resources to combat crime with technology and the support of our community.” said IMPD Chief Randal Taylor.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). A cash reward of $1000 may be available for information leading to a felony arrest.

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