State Police: Huge drug bust probably saved lives

State Police: Huge drug bust probably saved lives

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Police seized a load of methamphetamine and cocaine totaling nearly 80 pounds on Saturday.

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 11:23 AM

BOISE -- Officers with the Idaho State Police say a major drug bust this weekend likely saved lives.

Officers say the two suspects arrested on Saturday allegedly had 52 pounds of meth and 27 pounds of cocaine in a trailer towed by a pickup. The estimated street value of the drugs is more than $1,000,000.

Capt. Danny Bunderson with the Idaho State Police said seizing the drugs most likely saved someone's life.

"I think the important thing to realize about this, is that this load was destined to somewhere in the United States, and who knows how many lives we may have thwarted by taking off this load," Bunderson said. "So, it wouldn't make it to that community... it wouldn't have made it to the streets."

The driver was identified as 29 year-old Sergio Javier Varela-Vallecillo of Honduras, his passenger was 28 year-old Felicia Inez Varela of Texas.

The pair were arrested early Saturday morning around 2 a.m. during a routine traffic stop.

They remain in the Bonneville County Jail.

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