wo men were arrested on March 25, 2022, for allegedly trafficking cocaine worth $10.5 million.
The suspects were arrested after a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department K9 found the drugs wrapped in bags and boxes in a freight truck of tomatoes.
The cocaine was said to weigh over 100 kilograms.
Nanak Singh, aged 29, of California, and Chandra Prakash, a 31-year-old Indian national, were arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention on felony drug trafking-related counts.
That afternoon, an officer spotted a semi-truck travelling at “various speeds” and failing to maintain a lane.
The officer followed the truck for seven miles and pulled it over near the St Rose Parkway exit.
Singh was driving the truck and the officer described him as being “extremely nervous” and having “cottonmouth”, at one point asking for water.
According to the arrest report, Singh told police they were driving from Los Angeles and were on the way to Michigan to deliver the tomatoes.
He said Prakash was a “co-driver” and “a cousin of his best friend”.
Officers then dispatched narcotics police dog Nuggetz. The K9 “indicated an alert for drugs which led to a search”.