LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police K9 officer named Nuggetz helped bust a truck driver on March 25 after 230 pounds of cocaine were found in a shipment of tomatoes.
Police said the bust happened at 2:30 a.m. after they stopped driver Nanak Singh near Interstate 15 and St. Rose Parkway for driving erratically.
“The nervous driver had a story that didn’t add up,” police said.
Officers searched the truck, with Nuggetz’ help, and found the load of cocaine hidden among tomatoes. Police say the drugs have an estimated street value of $10.5 million.
The driver and a passenger — Chandra Prakash — were booked into jail for trafficking a controlled substance.
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