VAN BUREN, Ark. (KARK) – Thirty pounds of marijuana has been seized by the Arkansas Highway Police during the safety inspection of a truck carrying a load of automobiles along Interstate 40 on Tuesday, May 15.
In a news release issued Monday, the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) said the drugs had been hidden in the fuel tank of a Ford pickup that was part of the load.
In addition to the marijuana, $7,160 in cash was confiscated.
ARDOT said the truck owned by a Fort Lauderdale, Florida company had left from Colorado and was delivering the vehicles to Kansas and Miami.
Three Miami men, all 31-years-old, were arrested at the scene. They are identified as Leonardo Santana, Leonel Santana and Alejandro Figueroa. All are facing charges with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.