NEW DETAILS: Canadian Truckers Indicted in Alleged $12.7 MILLION Big Rig Drug Bust
Mohave County, AZ – Two Canadian truck drivers have been indicted by a Mohave County grand jury in an alleged $12.7 million big rig drug trafficking operation.
Last week, a grand jury indicted truck drivers, Beyan Mohammed Beyan, 30, and Samatar Shafi Ahmed, 36, both of Canada, on felony charges of transportation of dangerous drugs for sale and transportation of narcotic drugs for sale.
Each are expected to be arraigned on the charges March 12, and were released on their own recognizance with a GPS monitor from Lake Havasu City Justice Court.
On Thursday, February 20, at about 6:30 p.m., detectives with the Bullhead City Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (M.A.G.N.E.T) pulled over a tractor-trailer at milepost 33 on Interstate 40, just west of Kingman.
According to the Bullhead City Police Department (BCPD), multiple K-9s alerted to the big rig and detectives located approximately 370 lbs. of cocaine and 220 lbs. of meth.
Officials say both have a combined street value of about $12.7 million.
Beyan and Ahmed were arrested and booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.
Also last week, in a similar case, 49-year-old Carrizo Springs, TX, resident Vicente Guajardo-Cantu was sentenced in U.S. District Court to serve a 60-month term of imprisonment to be immediately followed by four years of supervised release.
Guajardo-Cantu pleaded guilty November 4, 2019, to possessing with the intent to distribute nearly 700 lbs. of marijuana and concealing the drugs inside his trailer.
READ more about this case HERE.