Three hundred kilos of cocaine are now sitting in the evidence locker of the El Paso Sheriff's Department. It happened just before 9:00 Monday night on the 1700 block of Firehouse. The El Paso Sheriff's Metro Narcotics Squad entered the home with K-9 units to find 300 kilos of cocaine in the garage of the home.
The El Paso Sheriff's Department believes the drugs may have been going to the East Coast and they say the drug bust is a victory for the residents in this neighborhood. Rick Glancey of the El Paso Sheriff's Department says, "Its got a street value here in El Paso of about $6 million, which means it will not make its final destination for places like Detroit or New York or Chicago where the value there is about $20 million. So this is a huge dent in the narcotics trade..." Two people are now in El Paso Sheriff's custody... A male and a female in their forties. And the El Paso Sheriff's Department says making drug busts like this are only possible with the help of the community.