Team Truckers Arrested After Inspection on I-40 Leads to Discovery of Cocaine
Henderson County, TN — Two truck drivers were arrested this week after Tennessee authorities discovered drugs inside their tractor-trailer.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), the incident occurred on Monday, May 9, during an inspection along Interstate 40.
THP said inspectors found 20-kilos (approximately 44 lbs.) of cocaine inside the commercial vehicle.
The driver, identified as Euclide Aquino-Urraca, 26, and co-driver L. Minier-Delossantos, 31, both of New Jersey, were taken into custody, investigators said.
May 9, THP stopped a commercial motor vehicle on I-40 in Henderson Co for a CMV Inspection. During the inspection 20-kilos of cocaine were located. Driver Euclide Aquino-Urraca, 26 yoa, from FL and co-driver L Minier-Delossantos, 31 yoa, from NJ were taken into custody. @FMCSA pic.twitter.com/PYvhZHOxsp
— TN Highway Patrol (@TNHighwayPatrol) May 11, 2022
THP has not made any additional information available at this time as an investigation remains ongoing.