09/14/2011

Traffic stop uncovers $10 million in cocaine

A patrol officer was tipped off by an off-duty detective to a car making an illegal lane change

Saudi Press Agency

DENVER — A routine police traffic stop in the state of Colorado led to the discovery of 220 pounds of cocaine with a street value of $10 million in the rental car of a California couple, according to police.

Mark Bailey and Lisa Calderon, both of Sylmar, California, were arrested on Sunday in the city of Pueblo on suspicion of cocaine possession, Deputy Police Chief Andrew McLachlan said.

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