Troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol Traveling Criminal Apprehension Program (TCAP) division, along with the Mississippi Department of Transportation Office of Law Enforcement seized an 18-wheeler and a large amount of cocaine Wednesday.
The traffic stop happened on Interstate 55, where officers discovered 13.6 kilograms of cocaine, valued at $586,000, being transported. The 18-wheeler that was stopped has also been seized as a result.
The driver was taken into custody and has been charged with aggravated trafficking of a scheduled 2 controlled substance. The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics took possession of the drugs and the 18-wheeler.
All offices involved continue to cooperate in the investigation into this case and is testimony to the cooperation of multiple agencies to reduce the transportation of narcotics.