The back of a dirty pickup which at first appeared to be hauling vehicle parts turned out to be an attempted $14 million heroine delivery.
The New York Police Department working with the Drug Enforcement Administration had been tracking the truck prior to making the bust this week in Elmhurst, N.Y.
About 100 pounds of heroine was found packed inside a used truck axle in the back of a pickup. Another truck nearby was also stopped by law enforcement. A drug dog made the discovery. Both vehicles had North Carolina license plates.
North Carolina resident Jose Guadencio Lantan-Vela and Peter Omar Garcia-Romero, who was on a travel visa from Guatemala, were both arrested.
The DEA valued the unusual drug stash at $14 million.
“They thought they could hide 100lbs of heroin from us,” the New York Police Department Tweeted. “Turns out they were wrong!”