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K9 helps find 40 pounds of cocaine on bus

8 years 7 months 1 week ago Tuesday, December 08 2015 Dec 8, 2015 December 08, 2015 1:30 PM December 08, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones
Image: EBRSO

BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a K-9 with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office helped find and seize 40 pounds of cocaine from a bus stopped on I-12 Tuesday.

Deputies said the deputies pulled the bus over after it started flashing its hazard lights. They said the bus driver asked deputies to search the baggage area under the bus, and K-9 "Jumma" alerted deputies to a bag which was not tagged with passenger information.

Inside the bag deputies said they found 18 kilograms of cocaine, or around 40 pounds. The cocaine was wrapped in 16 different packages and had an estimated street value of $1.8 million.

No arrests were announced as part of the bust.

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