Feds Seize $4M Worth Of Cocaine Hidden In Tractor Trailer

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Federal agents seized millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine from a local neighborhood.

Authorities say the suspects had 20 kilos of cocaine with a street value of $4 million along with $450,000 in cash.

The tractor-trailer was unloaded at a farm on New Texas Road in Plum Boro. It was targeted based in part on intercepted phone conversations.

“The phrase, ‘I should be able to holler at you in a hot minute,’ was a coded reference that a meeting or other type of informal communication was eminent,” U.S. Attorney David Hickton said.

Ten people were arrested. Several cars connected to an operation in North Carolina and the local operation were seized.

Beyond the Plum Boro location, the drugs ended up in Penn Hills. Ninety percent of U.S. cocaine comes from Mexico.

What about the company that owns the tractor trailer? Investigators aren’t sure what else was transferred, but they’re taking a closer look at the California company.

“We’re still investigating that company,” Gary Davis with the DEA said. “What I would point out is that nobody has stepped forward to claim the tractor trailer at this point.”

The U.S. Attorney says that if you see a big rig in your neighborhood and it’s not at a warehouse or a store making a delivery, you should call police.

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  • Use it for good

    How about putting that money towards the people whose homes are up for sheriffs sale.

  • Critter

    Better yet, lets give it to the lazy who are on welfare.

  • Learn the truth

    Not everyone on welfare are lazy. There are alot of people who have part time jobs and work hard but still need welfare. Educate yourself.

    • Harley

      Maybe your comment holds some truth from back in the day, but most of today’s welfare recipiants are lazy. My co-worker is running a h*e house because she encourages her daughters to get pregnant to keep the welfare going. She has eleven kids and twenty-two grandchildren and proud of it with one on the way no marriages in sight. She allegedly goes on vacation to exotic places but no one believes her because she calls off from work too much. Friggin bum on the welfare.

  • critter

    educate yourself and you will get a good job

    • been there

      My sister has 2 bachelors degrees and she has a job in something totally different. So.. education doesn’t always do it.

      • So-Co

        i bet the degree are in something really stupid like pyschology

  • Learn the truth

    I know there are people who abuse the system. Which is what causes people to make these comments. I do know people who do not abuse it. Maybe they are the minority. There are lots of hard working people trying all they can to make it and put there money on their bills and taxes but still fall short. That is where this confiscated money should go. To those who truely give to society but still need help. I am sure alot of the lazy welfare people are part of the drug problem. Again… the rotten apples of the group. How sad.

    • Harley

      Our country was built on dirty money so put it in a vault and keep it on hold. But don’t give it to people who are on welfare, Verizon union employees or anyone that has filed for bankruptcy.

  • Scott

    “The U.S. Attorney says that if you see a big rig in your neighborhood and it’s not at a warehouse or a store making a delivery, you should call police.”
    I wonder how many people will be calling the police when my dad comes home and parks his tractor at his house because of a moronic statement like this?

    • JustSaying

      I’ll bet his neighbors would be happy to! A rig, no matter how new or nice, really doesn’t belong in a residential neighborhood. I don’t care if it costs more than some of the houses in the neighborhood nor do I care that he doesn’t have anyplace else to park it. I know of a community in Fla. where you’re not allowed to even park a pickup truck in the front of your house or in your own driveway. It has to be parked behnd the house, out of view. It may be his livelyhood but nobody wants his ‘office’ parked at the residence.

  • Harley

    All this seizure is going to do is cause problems and fuel the fire with the low class drug dealers and street corner peddlers who fancy themselves as drug dealers.
    I hear ya Scott, hard working Americans don’t have a chance. When Rev. Darkins died the low class drug dealers fought over his turf, it was a hot mess.

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