Police Make $10M Drug Bust
Two men arrested when police found heroin and Methamphetamine in their truck.
On July 15, Bensalem police arrested two men from California and seized drugs with an estimated value of over $10 million.
According to a release, police were conducting a surveillance detail at 6:45 p.m. in the area of State Road and American Drive. While there, Police observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of 2600 block of State Road.
A few minutes later, officers observed the two males walking southbound on State Road and acting very suspicious. They were then observed driving away in a blue tractor trailer bearing a California registration.
A Bensalem K-9 officer stopped the vehicle in the 3700 block of Street Road for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Estaban Zalazar Velasco, 35, from Galt, CA and the passenger was identified as Juan Ledesma-Nolasco, 48, of Livermore, CA. The truck was placed “out of service” for safety violations.
During the inspections, the K-9 dog gave a positive indication for narcotics. During the search incident to arrest, 15 kilograms of heroin and 20 lbs of Methamphetamine were found. Police said the drugs had a street value of $10 million.
Both Velasco and Ledesma-Nolasco was arraigned in front of Judge Kline and sent to Bucks County Prison on $1 million bail.