Police in Kingsville made a major cocaine bust over the weekend, and like many of these drug seizures, it all started with a routine traffic stop.
It's being considered a major bust, a total of 43 kilos of cocaine that police said has a street value of more than $4.8 million.
Police made the traffic stop just before 2 a.m. Saturday, on U.S. 77 North near the city limits. Police pulled over a tractor/car hauler, and said they developed probable cause and requested a K-9 unit to conduct a sniff.
The dog, named Kaden, alerted police to a portion of the tractor.
"At that time, myself and my partner arrived on location and Kaden showed a positive alert to the vehicle," said Cpl. Vincent Murray of the Kingsville Police Department. "The vehicle was then brought back to the police department where it was searched, and 43 kilos of cocaine were removed from inside the vehicle."
Police said the cocaine was concealed in compartments in two separate air tanks. Murray said it took quite a bit of work to remove the cocaine from inside the compartments.
Police would not release the name of the driver, a 34-year old Brownsville resident.
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