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30 pounds of pot, thousands in cash found during safety inspection

(Source: ArDOT) (Source: ArDOT)
ALMA, AR (KAIT) -

It's yet another bust for Arkansas Highway Police as an officer made a discovery during a motor vehicle safety inspection.

On May 15, the officer was inspecting a transporter carrying a load of vehicles on Interstate 40 near Van Buren.

According to a news release Monday by ArDOT, the officer found 30 pounds of marijuana concealed in the fuel tank of a Ford pickup truck being transported. In addition, a total of $7,160 in cash was seized. 

The truck had started in Colorado and was delivering vehicles to Kansas and Miami.

Leonardo Santana, Leonel Santana, and Alejandro Figueroa, all 31-years-old and from Miami, FL, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

They were taken to the Crawford County Detention Facility.

The vehicle carrying the marijuana was operated by Nationwide Transporters of Fort Lauderdale, FL, ArDOT stated.

AHP has made similar busts in the recent months.

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