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$1 million in drugs seized by MHP

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(WLBT) - A search with drug sniffing dogs revealed 1,100 pounds of neatly wrapped marijuana bundles hidden inside.

Estimated street value, $1million dollars.

"It was packaged in; had watermelons on top of it which is the produce that was headed eastbound on i-20. That's the way some drug dealers package their stuff; try to conceal, but we got troopers that's trained to identify the different ways that drug dealers transport illegal drugs up and down the highway," said Lt. James Walker, with  MHP Public Affairs.

Conflicting stories lead to the search, lead to a positive canine alert of the vehicle which lead to the search," added Trooper Jamie Puckett.

Two California men, 31-year-old Orlin Iivan Caballero of Linwood and 40-year-old Anderez Orturo Ramirez of Los Angeles were arrested. Both men are in the Rankin County jail .

The truck was headed to Atlanta where MHP officials believe the drugs would be distributed along the east coast. MBR and the Brandon Police Department helped with the arrest.

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