LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A police dog working with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department alerted officers to $10.5 million worth of cocaine hidden in a truckload of produce, the department said Friday.
Police initially stopped the truck for erratic driving at 2:30 a.m. on Friday morning.
“The nervous driver had a story that didn’t add up,” the department wrote in a Facebook post.
Las Vegas Metro called in K9 Officer Nuggetz, who alerted officers to the presence of drugs. A search uncovered 230 pounds of narcotics in a “load of tomatoes,” police said.
Two men, identified as Nanak Singh and Chandra Prakash, were arrested on charges of trafficking a controlled substance.
Nuggetz, meanwhile, is being celebrated as a hero on Facebook.
“I hope you get extra doggie treats for a job well done,” one user wrote.
“Good job Nuggetz!” another said. “You look great too.”