An off-duty detective tipped off a patrol officer about a vehicle making an illegal lane change about 115 miles south of Denver. The routine police traffic stop resulted in the discovery of 220 pounds of cocaine with a street value of $10 million.
The couple from Sylmar, California was driving a rental car and were arrested on Sunday in the city of Pueblo, Colorado on suspicion of cocaine possession, Deputy Chief Andrew McLachlan said.
“This is definitely the largest cocaine seizure in our department’s history,” McLachlan told reporters.
The north-south highway has been long known as a corridor for drug-smuggling. The officer pulled over Mark Bailey and Lisa Calderon, in the rented Chevy Malibu, also found that Bailey’s California driver’s license had been revoked. It seems that getting caught for driving on a suspended license is the least of Mr. Bailey’s problems.
Congratulations to our brothers in Pueblo on a job well done and their historic bust.
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