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Oklahoma City officers find 23 kilos of cocaine during Interstate 40 traffic stop

Two men were arrested after police found 23 kilos of cocaine in a tractor-trailer during a traffic stop. Officers stopped the vehicle in Oklahoma City April 25 and were given consent to search the vehicle.
by Tiffany Gibson Modified: May 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm •  Published: May 10, 2012

Oklahoma City authorities seized 23 kilos of cocaine during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 and arrested two men accused of attempting to distribute the substance.

Master Sgt. Gary Knight said Thursday members of the Central Oklahoma Metro Interdiction Team stopped a tractor-trailer in Oklahoma City shortly after 3 p.m. April 25. He said officers interviewed two men in the vehicle and found their stories were inconsistent.

“Ultimately, after suspicious actions, officers asked for consent to search the truck. Consent was granted,” Knight said.

Officers used a drug dog to sniff the vehicle and entered the back of the trailer. Under a false wall, officers found 23 kilos of cocaine in individual bundles, Knight said.

Jorge Alberto Guevara, 48, and Jacinto Ignacio Brizuela-Cruz, 23, were arrested on complaints of aggravated trafficking of illegal drugs, and booked into the Oklahoma County jail.

A jail employee said each man posted a $25,000 bail and was released.

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by Tiffany Gibson
News Online Editor
Tiffany Gibson has worked for the Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the digital news team. In addition to writing and web editing, she also creates multimedia features for the website and maintains social media accounts. A Tennessee...
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