RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) – A traffic stop along I-20 in Rankin County has led to two arrests and the seizure of 44 kilos of cocaine.
On Monday afternoon, a deputy with the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Interdiction Team made a traffic stop along I-20 for a traffic violation.
During a roadside interview, the deputy became suspicious of the discrepancies in the driver and passenger’s stories and requested a K-9 deputy.
A deputy and his K-9 partner, Fox, responded. Fox “alerted on the vehicle and approximately 44 kilograms of cocaine was discovered hidden inside,” a release from the sheriff’s office states.
The driver and passenger were both taken into custody and were transported to the Rankin County Jail.
The suspects are Mario Robledo-Jaurigi, the driver, and Fernando Arcuri. They are being charged with aggravated trafficking of a controlled substance.
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