Deputies find hidden cocaine compartment on tractor trailer

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) – The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man after they discovered a hidden compartment full of cocaine in his tractor trailer.

34-year-old Juan Oziel Rios' tractor trailer rig was pulled over for a traffic violation on Tuesday night after 10:00 p.m. near mile marker 142 on I-20. The deputy obtained a consent to search and discovered a hidden compartment in the roof of the trailer that held around 90 kilograms of cocaine. The street value of the drugs was estimated at $5.4 million.

Rios has been arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine.

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