Million Dollar Drug Bust

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A Nevada man is staying in an Illinois jail cell tonight, after police find cocaine hidden in his truck that’s worth more than a million dollars.

On Saturday, May 5, Illinois State Police pulled over a rental truck traveling on I-70 near St. Elmo for a traffic violations.

During the stop, the trooper conducted a search of the vehicle and found several packages with approximately 65 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside them. The amount of cocaine seized holds a street value of $1,100,000.

The driver, 53-year-old Emigdio Penuelas-Medina of Las Vegas Nevada was arrested and charged trafficking a controlled substance. He remains in the Fayette County Jail in Illinois.

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