AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Texas Department of Public Safety uncover several pounds of drugs in a traffic stop along I-40 Friday.
Just after 9:00 p.m., a trooper pulled over a 2013 BMW passenger travelling east on I-40 near Amarillo for a traffic violation.
The trooper then discovered several plastic-wrapped packages of cocaine located inside false compartments that were accessed through the wheel wells. The cocaine is worth approximately $1.5 million.
The driver, Cosme Cisneros, 32, and passenger, Uriel Nunez Hernandez, 27, both of Atlanta, were arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.
Cisneros and Nunez Hernandez were transported and booked into the Potter County jail.
The drugs allegedly were being transported from Bakersfield, Calif., to Chicago.