US police find $10 million in cocaine in car

September 13, 2011 18:44

DENVER - A routine police traffic stop in the state of Colorado led to the discovery of 220 pounds (100 kgs) 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.

"This is definitely the largest cocaine seizure in our department's history," McLachlan told Reuters.

McLachlan said a patrol officer was tipped off by an off-duty detective to a car making an illegal lane change about 115 miles south of Denver.

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