(Riverside County District Attorney's Office)
(Riverside County District Attorney's Office)
(Riverside County District Attorney’s Office)

A big rig was busted in Norco Tuesday with almost 350 pounds of cocaine value at about $5 million. The coke was in a hidden compartment in the truck according to Riverside County prosecutors who, as they always do, released pictures of the seized blow for all to see.

The bust happened during a traffic stop on Tuesday at 12:30pm. The LA Times has the details:

A police dog led authorities to 156 brick-sized parcels of cocaine stored behind a fake compartment wall in the trailer of a truck stopped near 6th Street and the 15 Freeway, prosecutors said.

Investigators arrested the big rig’s driver, Samer Karanouh, a 44-year-old Canadian national, who is being held in lieu of $1-million bail in a county jail, prosecutors said.

Interesting that the driver was a Canadian, however it looks like the drugs came in over the other border as the  drug sting reportedly arose from an investigation officials into trafficking by Mexican cartels into the U.S.


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