$2.5 million in cocaine found stashed in floor of big-rig trailer


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Up to 100 kilos of cocaine worth an estimated $2.5 million were discovered hidden in the floor of a big-rig trailer in the San Fernando Valley, authorities said.

Los Angeles police became aware of the narcotics after arresting two men Thursday in Lake View Terrace at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Paxton Street, KTLA-TV reported. The semi was discovered just a few blocks away, at a storage yard on Lopez Canyon Road.


Undercover officers from the LAPD’s gang and narcotics division called in Los Angeles County firefighters to cut open the hidden compartment where the drugs were found.


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