2 arrested after officials seize $1.2 million in cocaine

2 arrested after officials seize $1.2 million in cocaine
Posted at 11:57 AM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 07:52:13-05

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people after a major drug bust on Sunday.

Officials said in a press conference Monday morning that $1.2 million worth of cocaine was seized during a traffic stop on I-75.

Miguel Angel Lebron Santana, 19, and Aneduy Ortega, 28, were arrested after officials pulled over a travel coach bus they were riding on. 

Police say that the driver was driving erratically before deputies stopped it around 6 p.m. 

A K-9 unit picked up a scent and found around 100 pounds of cocaine in suitcases. There were around 40 bricks recovered, and officials said that the cocaine had a street value of around $4 million.

Officials believe the two men were traveling from Miami to New York.

The driver of the bus was issued a warning for reckless driving. None of the other passengers were involved.