Police stop truck hauling nearly 300 pounds of cocaine worth $13M on I-70; driver arrested
INDIANAPOLIS – Police arrested a semi truck driver accused of hauling nearly 300 pounds of cocaine through central Indiana.
According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IMPD Interdiction Detectives received reliable information that a large amount of narcotics would pass through Marion County on Nov. 30.Court docs: Woman tried to conceal heroin in her bra during traffic stop
Detectives located the truck on I-70 at mile marker 64 in Hendricks County and stopped it. IMPD narcotics K9 Mina made positive indication of drugs from the truck; officers interviewed the driver, identified as 50-year-old Mauro Alonzo-Vargas of Ennis, Texas.
Detectives obtained a search warrant; the subsequent search turned up about 130 kilos of cocaine (approximately 286 pounds) with an estimated street value of $13 million.
Police arrested Alonzo-Vargas, who was then booked into the Hendricks County Jail. He has been charged with dealing in cocaine, according to court records.Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.