A northern Kentucky guy troubled by a rattle in a car he ‘d just recently purchase at an Ohio auto auction has discovered 2 pounds– or about $130,000– worth of heroin in a secret compartment inside the car.
“We headed out to dinner one night and the automobile started making a strange sound inside the passenger seat,” the man, who’s asking to stay confidential, informed. In fact, he drove the Volkswagen Jetta for numerous weeks prior to discovering the heroin beneath the front traveler seat.
Investigators found over 6.5 pounds of heroin in the cars and truck eight months ago after the Ohio State Highway Patrol apprehended a former Mexican law enforcement officer who stated a drug cartel forced him to drive the drugs throughout the nation.
A Highway Patrol representative states the car was completely searched before it was given to the auction. Obviously not thoroughly enough– though a Cincinnati DEA main informed that “it’s really probably more common that law enforcement does miss money or drugs in automobiles simply based on the way things are hidden,” he stated. “The only individual that might know exactly ways to run the trap or where the trap is the individual who built it.”
The auction company has accepted to take the automobile back.