Drug sniffing K9 assists in traffic stop, finds cocaine in truck

Updated: May. 18, 2017 at 8:23 PM MST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - While participating in Operation Countermeasure, Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Station and deputies with the Pima County Sheriff's Department pulled over a truck for a traffic violation.

According to a CBP statement at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, May 18 the truck was pulled over on Interstate 10 near Marana for a traffic violation. With the assistance of a PCSD canine unit, agents and deputies found 12.8 kilograms of cocaine.  The 11 bricks were hidden in the truck in non-factory compartments.

The driver has been booked into the Pima County Jail and is facing narcotic violations.

CRIME COVERAGE: The KOLD News 13 mugshots of the month are available HERE.

Operation Countermeasure is an operation with the local law enforcement that combats Transnational Criminal Organizations that exploit routes of egress from the border and through Arizona.

MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android devices.

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.