16 pounds of Cocaine Found Inside a Karaoke Machine
The increased security at the border and around the nation has prompted drug runners to get creative with the loads. They know that they cannot cross at a checkpoint without getting caught. They know that they cannot traverse the landscape at the border because of the wall that stands in their way. So, they are inventing new ways to hide the contraband from law enforcement.
The usual way that they try to hide the drugs is by using sealed bags and stashing them in parts of their car. They hope that the drug scent has been sealed off well enough to fool even the most devout K-9 nose. These four-legged heroes have an incredible way of pinpointing the drugs and tipping off the officers as to where it is hidden.
The latest bust came from a K-9 officer in the state of Texas who had pulled a Chevy Avalanche over between Houston and San Antonio. The two drug runners had a bunch of cocaine stashed away in the vehicle that was just driving the K-9 crazy. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office decided that a more thorough search of the vehicle.
Randy Thurmann is the officer that made the stop. After he met with the driver and the passenger he was led to believe that there was something that needed to have further inspection. It was then decided that the K-9 unit would be called out to further investigate the air with their nose.
The police and border agents have to be creative and knowledgeable. They have to know what to look for not just in the vehicles they pull over, but also watch the people for suspicious behaviors that could lead to an arrest. Thurmann suspected that the driver and passenger were hauling drugs and it was about to be revealed.
Once the K-9 arrived on the scene it did not take long to identify where the drugs were being hidden. The K-9 was named Kolt and was very good and sniffing around the vehicle. Kolt had found several large bundles of cocaine placed inside of a large speaker box. They also found that inside of the karaoke machine was more drugs spray foam to the sides. When it was all said and done there were 16 pounds of drugs found with an estimated value of $750,000.
These drugs and other shipments come up from the south and slowly work their way across the country to the areas where the market is hot for illegal drugs. Children and adults become hooked on the substance which in turn drives them to want more of it. All the cash that is collected is then sent south to the drug lords, so they can live in luxury at the cost of thousands of lives.
This is the money that entices kids in Arizona to transport drugs and weapons across the border. It funds the digging of the tunnels under the border so people and drugs can be taken without being seen. This time the shipment was intercepted and the drive Mendiola and the passenger Alifonso Garza Jr. were arrested and placed in jail. The drug routes that these people drive change all the time. But K-9s like Kolt keeps exposing the drugs.
President Trump has been saying all along that the border needs to be secured to keep these kinds of things from making its way into America. Drugs and weapons are continually brought into the country for sale. Gun control will never stop the illegal flow of weapons on the black market. Criminals and shooters will always be able to find a gun to use.
The Democrats want to take guns from law-abiding people. But this just opens them up to attack from the criminals. The only thing that keeps people safe anymore is the right to carry a gun. Criminals are less likely to attack a person if they suspect that they are going to be shot killed in the effort. People need to have the right to protect themselves.