Moment Brazilian police discovered for $ 1.6 million in marijuana hiding behind a trailer wall
- Federal Highway Police in Planaltina, Brazil intercepted 906 kilos of marijuana
- The bust was made during a routine inspection of a truck Monday
- The medicines were split into 1,202 bundles and hidden behind a wall in the trailer
- The Brazilian newspaper Correio Brazilian reported that the driver had told the police that he was receiving $ 7,300 to deliver the drugs
This is the time when police officers in Brazil intercepted a marijuana shipment worth $ 1.6 million.
The Federal Highway Police said its officers stopped the driver of a tractor trailer on Monday and discovered that 906 kilos of the medicine was hidden behind an aluminum panel.
While routinely searching the trailer on a highway in Planaltina, Federal District, the male driver showed signs of nervousness, who immediately tipped off the police.
The Federal Highway Police of Brazil seized 906 kilos of marijuana worth $ 1.6 million during a routine checkpoint on Monday in Planaltina, Federal District
The 906 kilos were split into 1,202 bricks wrapped in plastic and hidden behind an aluminum panel in the trailer box
An agent at the Brazilian Federal Road Police removes an aluminum panel during the inspection of a truck loaded with marijuana worth $ 1.6 million
Operational police officers then deployed a tracking dog to detect the drugs that were hidden behind an improvised wall.
Video of the operation released by the Federal Highway Police showed how the marijuana shipment was split into 1,202 plastic wrapped bundles stacked against the wall.
The motorist confessed to the police that drug dealers paid him $ 6,800 to drive the truck and another $ 500 to leave the trailer
A tracking dog led the Brazilian police to 906 kilos of marijuana hidden behind a wall in a trailer box
The motorist confessed that he delivered the drugs from Campo Grande, a city in the west-central state of Mato Grosso do Sul, to the northeastern state of Sergipe, located off the Atlantic Ocean.
According to the Brazilian newspaper Correio Brazilian, the man said the drug smugglers paid him $ 6,800 to drive the truck and another $ 500 to leave the trailer box.
The truck driver and the seized drugs were placed under custody of the 16th civil police station in Planaltina.
Monday’s drug outbreak was the second major three-day operation for the Federal Highway Police.
A team from the operational unit dug up 50 kilos of $ 2 million cocaine that was transported on Friday with a low-loader on a highway in the southern industrial city of São Leopoldo.
The police held the 33-year-old driver of the truck and his 38-year-old assistant after being caught sniffing cocaine in the truck’s cab.