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Texas deputy stops semi truck, finds $2.3 million worth of cocaine in axles

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This week, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) arrested a truck driver after discovering $2.3 million worth of cocaine concealed on his vehicle during a traffic stop.

The incident occurred October 31 in Fayette County, Texas.

At 12:45 p.m. the FCSO Narcotics Canine Unit pulled over a semi truck hauling a flatbed trailer for a traffic violation.

After speaking to the truck driver, FCSO Sgt. Randy Thumann became suspicious that the vehicle was being used to transport drugs from Mexico into the U.S.

After Sgt. Thumann was given consent to search the vehicle, he “discovered the trailer’s axles had been altered to conceal contraband. SGT removed approximately 23 kilos of cocaine with a street value of $2.3 million dollars from the trailer’s axles.”

Truck driver Carlos Enrique Ruiz Rebullosa of Mexico was placed under arrest for felony drug possession and booked into the Dan R. Beck Justice Center.

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