Nearly $1 million in cocaine was seized by U.S. Border Patrol agents who discovered the drugs hidden inside the rear axles of semi-trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Fifteen bundles of cocaine were found in each truck. Combined, the amount of drugs seized was 76.50 pounds of cocaine.
The trucks were stopped Friday by El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint.
The drivers, described by agents as Mexican nationals, and their trucks were handed over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.