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Police seize $10.9 million of cocaine during traffic stop

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Courtesy Las Vegas Metro Police

Rahul Grewal, 52, was arrested Thursday after an estimated $10.9 million in cocaine was found in his vehicle.

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Rahul Grewal, 52, was arrested Thursday after an estimated $10.9 million in cocaine was found in his vehicle.

Authorities arrested a truck driver hauling more than 280 pounds of cocaine worth $10.9 million after he was stopped Friday in the northern part of the valley, Metro Police reported.

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force stopped the 18-wheel truck at 3:45 a.m. for a traffic violation while it was driving north on Interstate 15 at Craig Road, police said.

About 284 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $10.9 million, was found in the vehicle, Metro Police said. The driver, Rahul Grewal, 52, was arrested and taken to the Clark County Detention Center, police said.

Grewal faces counts of trafficking a controlled substance and transporting a controlled substance for sale, police said. His bail was set at $20,000, according to jail records.

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force is made up of law enforcement officers from Metro Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Nevada Highway Patrol, Henderson Police and the Mesquite Police.

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