Police dog finds $10.5M worth of cocaine hidden in produce truck

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A K9 officer named Nuggetz helped police nab the criminals, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department said. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A police dog working with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department alerted officers to $10.5 million worth of cocaine hidden in a truckload of produce, the department said.

Police initially stopped the truck for erratic driving at 2:30 a.m. on Friday morning.

A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department police dog alerted police to $10.5 million worth of cocaine hidden in a truckload of tomatoes, police said Friday. (LVMPD/KLAS)

“The nervous driver had a story that didn’t add up,” the department wrote in a Facebook post.

Las Vegas Metro called in K9 Officer Nuggetz, who alerted officers to the presence of drugs. A search uncovered 230 pounds of narcotics in a “load of tomatoes,” police said.

Two men, identified as Nanak Singh and Chandra Prakash, were arrested on charges of trafficking a controlled substance.

Nuggetz, meanwhile, is being celebrated as a hero on Facebook.

“I hope you get extra doggie treats for a job well done,” one user wrote.

“Good job Nuggetz!” another said. “You look great too.”

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