30K Drug Bust

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A traffic stop by the Mississippi Department of Transportation revealed a large haul of drugs on the interstate near Meridian Tuesday.

Officials found 158 kilos of cocaine were found inside an 18-wheeler west of town. Its estimated street value is $30 million.

MDOT said the drugs were found inside travel bags in the cab of the vehicle.

Two Mexican nationals were arrested. The truck originated in Laredo, Texas, and was bound for the Carolinas.