Driver Picks Very Bad Time to Have a Car Accident

Cops in Texas find $3.3M worth of cocaine in car
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2021 5:32 PM CDT
Driver Picks Very Bad Time to Have a Car Accident
Cops found these bundles of cocaine after the accident.   (Texas Department of Public Safety)

Police in Texas responding to a two-car accident discovered an odd thing when they arrived at the scene: The driver of one of the vehicles was gone. Then they discovered a second odd thing that might go a long way toward explaining the first: In the abandoned BMW were three burlap sacks with 70 bundles of cocaine worth $3.3 million, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. For the record, that haul weighs 182 pounds, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The unidentified driver later turned himself in and faces charges of drug possession, per NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. The accident happened in Rio Grande City, which is near the Texas-Mexico border. No injuries were reported, and it's not clear which driver caused it. (More weird crimes stories.)

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