Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested a Mexican national who they say picked up 40 kilograms of cocaine at a truck detailing shop.
Guadalupe Garza-Nunez, 42, was in Mecklenburg jail Monday, charged with trafficking cocaine.
The investigation began on Sept. 12, when DEA agents informed a CMPD drug task force detective that a confidential source had just picked up 40 kilograms of cocaine from Brownsville, Texas, on across the Mexican border.
The source, who is a truck driver, said he was told to drive the suitcase full of drugs to Charlotte and give them to someone at Express Detail, a car detailing shop on Pete Brown Road in northern Charlotte, according to an affidavit filed in federal court.
When the driver arrived in Charlotte, he was met by a man at the detailing store, the affidavit says. He was told to park his truck and wait for another man, who took the suitcase full of drugs and gave the driver $10,000. Federal agents then detained Garza and another man, whose name was not released.
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