Indiana Traffic Stop Nets $4m in Cocaine

A traffic stop along Interstate 70 netted troopers nearly $4 million in cocaine, police said.


 

HENRY COUNTY, Ind. --

A traffic stop along Interstate 70 netted troopers nearly $4 million in cocaine, police said.

A trooper stopped a tractor-trailer near the 129 mile marker in Henry County just after 9:30 a.m. for a routine inspection.

But when he talked to the driver and his passenger, the trooper became suspicious and called in backup.

Investigators said they found 20 kilos of cocaine bricks in the cab of the truck. A search of the refrigerated trailer turned up 17 more kilos, police said.

The 37 kilos have an estimated street value of nearly $4 million, police said.

The tractor-trailer, which was loaded with lettuce, was traveling from California to New Jersey.

The driver Mosies Delgado, 26, from Florida, and his passenger, Rene Rocha, 52, from California, were arrested on preliminary charges of possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

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