Wednesday, Troopers seized 13.6 kilograms of cocaine and an 18-wheeler during a traffic stop on Interstate 55. The seized narcotics have an estimated street value of $586,000.00.
The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics took possession of the cocaine and the 18-wheeler, and the Mississippi Highway Patrol charged the driver with Aggravated Trafficking of a Scheduled 2 Controlled Substance.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and Mississippi Department of Transportation Office of Law Enforcement continue to investigate this drug trafficking case.
The arrest and seizure are attributed to the cooperative efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies determined to curb the transportation of illegal narcotics.