LEWISTION, NY (WKBW) - Authorities made the largest international border cocaine bust in Western New York history Wednesday.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Authorities seized 239 pounds of cocaine headed into Canada over the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge. The street value of the cocaine is estimated at $3.6 million.
Border agents seized the drugs from a truck driven by Ravinder Kumar Arora of Ontario when they noticed non-factory screws in the floorboards of the empty truck during inspection. Under those floorboards is where they located the 239 pounds of cocaine.
Authorities are investigating where the truck originated from and where it was headed. Arora is currently in custody facing federal drug charges.