Texas traffic stop yields $1.7M of cocaine in luxury vehicle

FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) - A South Texas traffic stop has led to the discovery of $1.7 million of cocaine in the fake compartment of a luxury vehicle.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the bust happened Monday night on U.S. 281 south of Falfurrias (fal-FYOO'-ree-uhs). A trooper confiscated 28 pounds of cocaine, split into bundles.

DPS says the trooper stopped a northbound Porsche Cayenne for a traffic violation. The investigation led to a search and the cocaine was in a false compartment in the rear quarter-panel of the vehicle.

The driver was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance.

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