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Motor Transportation Police Seize over $2,000,000 in Drugs

Gallup – More than two million dollars worth of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and hashish were seized at the Gallup port of entry by the Motor Transportation Police.On the evening of March 11th, a truck driven by an Illinois man en-route from California to Kentucky was selected randomly for a safety inspection at the Gallup port of entry. During the safety inspection, inspectors and officers discovered 428 pounds of marijuana, 170 pounds of cocaine, 8 pounds of heroin, 1.1 pounds of hashish and 2 bottles of hash oil hidden in both the trailer and tractor.

The driver and illicit cargo were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

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Attached photos are the courtesy of the Motor Transportation Police

For further information contact: Major Ron Cordova, Zone Commander Motor Transportation Police (505) 670-4291

 Deputy Chief Mark C. Rowley
(505)-660-5441
mark.rowley@state.nm.us