$11 million worth of heroin found in tractor trailer in Victorville

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Authorities said they busted a tractor trailer attempting to move $11 million worth of heroin through Victorville on Thursday. (Victor Valley News)

Authorities said they made quite the haul when they busted a tractor trailer attempting to move $11 million worth of heroin through Victorville on Thursday.

The California Highway Patrol said a tractor trailer was stopped for speeding on the northbound 15 Freeway just north of the 395 Freeway at about 8 a.m.

The driver seemed to be acting suspiciously.

"The story and his nervousness brought on the attention - that there's something going on here," Officer Robert Mendenhall said. "What we call his criminal indicators led us to believe there's more going on here than just a truck driver heading to Canada."

When officers deployed their K9, they said it alerted them to the rear of the trailer.

CHP searched the rear of the trailer and said they found more than 100 kilograms of heroin with an estimated street value of $11 million.

Authorities said they believed the truck was headed toward Canada.

The driver was arrested for possession and transportation of narcotics, according to officials.
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