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.


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