Troopers seize 2,100 lbs of marijuana inside of a Freightliner

On Sunday, August 19, 2007, an eastbound 1998 Freightliner tractor-trailer was stopped by commercial motor vehicle officers for a compliance check on Interstate 44, at the 89 mile-marker, in Greene County. Due to suspicious circumstances discovered during the traffic stop, a Missouri State Highway Patrol K-9 unit was summoned, which resulted in a positive indication for drugs by the K-9. Approximately 2,100 pounds of marijuana was located inside the cargo area within the load of peppers.

The driver, Silvio Santos, of Kansas City, KS, and passenger, Noel Padron, of Shawnee, KS, were arrested on trafficking in drugs-first degree. Both subjects were released to federal authorities.

Source: Missouri State Highway Patrol

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