100 Kilos of Cocaine Worth About $2.5M Found in Big Rig
The Los Angeles Police Department's narcotics division scored a major bust Thursday night after the arrest of two men in Sylmar led officers to a stash of an estimated 100 kilos of cocaine worth something in the neighborhood of $2.5 million on the street.
The coke was hidden inside a secret compartment in the floor of a big rig trailer parked at a truck depot in the Lake View Terrace area, according to City News Service. Drug-sniffing dogs led authorities to the truck, and because of how they were hidden, Los Angeles County firefighters were sent to cut through the metal floor of the trailer.
Investigators were steered to the big rig after the arrest of two unidentified men nearby in Sylmar. The LAPD have not released any information about the suspects or their connection to the cocaine.
However, CBS2 reports authorities may have been tipped off about the drugs and their drop-off location:
“We received information that a load was possibly coming up from Mexico. We intercepted the vehicle en route to this location,” an undercover officer with the LAPD’s Gang and Narcotics detail told KNX 1070′s Jon Baird.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by personnel from a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force, according to the LAPD.