Traffic Stop Turns Up $4.8 Million In Cocaine
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas truck driver has been accused of trying to smuggle nearly $5 million worth of cocaine.
Orange County jail records show 30-year-old Mauro Cano Moreno of Alamo was being held Monday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Jail records did not list an attorney to speak for the suspect, who was arrested Thursday following a traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas.
Investigators say about 60 bundles of white powder found in the rig tested positive for cocaine. A sheriff's department statement says the 132 pounds of cocaine has a street value of at least $4.8 million.
Bond was set at $200,000.