Two Truck Drivers Arrested in $12 MILLION Big Rig Drug Bust
Bullhead City, AZ – Two truck drivers are facing multiple drug trafficking charges after more than $12 million worth of hard narcotics were discovered in their tractor-trailer.
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 K9s alerted to the big rig and detectives located approximately 168 kilograms of cocaine and 220 lbs. of meth.
Officials say both have a combined street value of about $12.7 million.
Police arrested Beyan Mohammed Beyan, 30, and Samatar Shafi Ahmed, 36, for transportation of dangerous drugs and narcotic drugs for sale.
They were booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.
This was the second of two big rig drug busts just this month in which more than $10 million worth of narcotics were seized.
U.S. border officials intercepted a tractor-trailer shipment of cocaine, meth, heroin, and marijuana valued at more than $18 million on Sunday, February 16, at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility.
The drugs were hidden in a load of broccoli.
Click HERE to read more about that bust.
Photos courtesy Bullhead City Police Department