(PORTER CO.) – On Tuesday, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Indiana State Police Troopers responded to the I-94 East Bound Weigh Station at the request of the Motor Carrier Division.
Inspectors were completing a Level 2 inspection on a commercial motor vehicle when the contents inside the trailer raised their suspicions.
A 2016 Volvo, owned/operated by American Roadies Inc., based out of San Jose, California, was pulling a trailer loaded with 18,000 pounds of minced garlic.
As the inspector looked in the trailer, he saw what appeared to be a black case with the rest of the freight.
Police found several packages of a white substance inside the case. That substance tested positive for cocaine. A total of 50 kilos were found in the trailer. Police say the estimated street value of the cocaine is approximately $1.5 to $2 million.
The truck and trailer were then impounded.
Troopers arrested 37-year-old SBalijinder Singh, from Indio, CA. and 32-year-old Gurvinder Singh, from Riverside California on a Level 3 felony charges of possession of cocaine Both were incarcerated at the Porter County Jail.
Assisting at the scene was the ISP ACP (All Crimes Policing) Team, Porter County Sheriff’s Department, ISP Motor Carrier Division, and Cloverleaf Towing.