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Police seize 18 tons of illegal drugs in San Bernardino County

A traffic stop led to the seizure of 18 tons of illegal drugs, considered one of the largest ever in San Bernardino County, officials said Friday.

Truck driver Fernando Luevano, 32, was arrested and charged with transportation and sale of narcotics.

He was driving east on Interstate 10 in San Bernardino County on Wednesday morning when a narcotics officer with the Sheriff’s Department stopped him for a traffic violation and found his paperwork was not in order.

Luevano consented to a search of the truck, during which the officer smelled marijuana, sheriff's officials said in a statement. He discovered 92 pallets containing thousands of heat-sealed packages of drugs: 2,750 pounds of cocaine, 67 pounds of methamphetamine and 38,000 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $45 million.

San Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops called the seizure “one of the largest in the county.”

-- Sam Quinones

 
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40 years of the drug war and what have got to see for it?
What b.s. it all is, and it goes on and on.

There's goes the SCal supply!

Hmmmm...just a coincidence that a narc officer was stopping the big rig for a "traffic violation"??? Are you serious...me thinks that it was known what the cargo was in the first place. A traffic violation gives the officer PC to stop. It could have been a simple as a burnt out tail light or failure to signal for a lane change.

Where's the rest of the story? I just want to give credit where it's due to the task force that made this record haul.

-SD (Pro law enforcement..you betcha)

we need a death penalty for purveyors of death like this creep.

Great job!

Coming form MEXICO.......CLOSE THE DAMN BORDERS!

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! :(

Now that's some great luck! Good job

Yeah it sure looks like the border policy is working.

I wonder if it is a coincidence that two pot shop workers were killed today in Hollywood and Echo Park... Maybe somebody tipped off the cops.

THAT IS GREAT NEWS. I KNEW DRUG USERS ARE BRAIN DAMAGE. THEY ALWAYS THINK THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW

"narcotics officer with the Sheriff’s Department stopped him for a traffic violation"

Sounds to me that the Officer had a "heads up" or a CI or information on the driver and or deal that went down. Cant be that lucky.

GREAT JOB!

AM I GLAD I GAVE UP DRUGS IN 1999 (JUNE TO BE PRECISE) .AS A FORMER RESIDENT OF SAN BERNADINO I CAN HONESTLY SAY THIS DOESN'T REPRISENT THE AREA IN THE MODERN ERA. AS WE'RE ALL GETTING FIT AND STUFF!
GEEZE! THATS SOME SHIPMENT!
DANIEL (MILKY BAR HUMOUR KID) EVANS
22.46PM
25TH JUNE 2010

That sounds like a case of racial profiling.

Thank GOD for the officer smelling it. That's what's wrong with society today!

How many kids were saved?

Somethings fishy, since when do Narcotics Officers work traffic? Better yet, what criminal would even attempt to transport that type of load? There was something else happening behind the scenes ... this sounds like more of an election year publicity stunt than an actual drug bust.

Hopefully the reporters will dig deep into this.

Now thats just a shame.

SOUNDS MORE LIKE 20 TONS, DOESTHIS MEAN THE COKE AND METH COUNT? IF THIS MEXICAN CRIMINAL DOESNT GET 25 YRS, SOMETHING IS REAL WRONG YOU KNOW HES JUST TRYING TO BUY FOOD FOR HIS FAMILY.. 45MILLION WORTH.

Thank GOD for the narcotics officer with the Sheriff’s Department. He was caught on Interstate 10 in San Bernardino County. Doesn't 10 go all the way to Arizona? Makes one wonder, right California. You do your stupid boycott.

I praise the Arizona Governor for some children here. That's a massive load!

WOW!!! Great Job know we can seperate the weed and re-sell to dispensaries in Los Angeles with the profit we can reduce LA debt

THIS IS JUST ONE LOAD! THAT WAS INTERSEPTED, IMAGINE THE ONES THAT GET TO THEIR DESTINATION!

DANG! DANG! DANG! NOW THAT A HIT! SOMEBODYS WALLET WILL BE A LITTLE LESS FAT...I'M SURE THERE WAS MORE BUT THEY ARE ONLY REPORTING A CERTAIN AMOUNT...

Have you noticed all the big busts the perps have been illegals?Illegals will do the jobs Americans wont?Almost all illegals that sneak into the US bring in drugs,Some illegals are made to bring drugs by drug gangs and some do it on thier own,)ver 30,000 killed on the US border drug war,Soon the killling will be in the US Over 2 million illegals in gangs selling drugs and death and drive bys to American children,America and Americans need we want a safe secure border like the rest of the wroldWHY can America have a secure border,Even the Chineese had a secure border,Russia has a border,Italy France even Mexico has a secure border,????////WHY??WHY???WHY?????

That's all they got, what's the big deal?

Wowww.....I hope thats a good blow to the cartel responsible. But in all honesty, its probably a little dent in their pocket.

San Bernadino? Hmmmm! Wonder where he was coming from?????

I'll give you three guesses and the first two don't count. :-)

 
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