Police bust nets 23 kilos of cocaine

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Police arrested two California suspects for trafficking a large amount of cocaine through Oklahoma.

The bust was a few weeks ago along I-40 near Peebly Rd.

Jorge Guevara, 48, and 23-year-old Jacinto Cruz were booked into the Oklahoma County Jail after the bust.

Police said the pair was driving a semi when officers stopped the vehicle for a traffic violation.

A drug dog first sniffed the loot after officers asked to search the vehicle.

MSgt. Gary Knight said, "Officers opened up the back of the semi and basically climbed over things and made their way to the front where a false wall was found. In that false wall was 23 kilograms of cocaine."

Authorities said the cocaine would be worth $250,000 to $800,000 on the street.

Knight said, "It was in numerous bundles. Obviously it was being transported to be sold somewhere else."

Both suspects list a California address on the police report.

They were booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on criminal charges of trafficking drugs.

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