Authorities Seize 100 Kilograms of Cocaine near Atlanta

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Jul 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-02 10:28:51-04

MARIETTA, GA. (AP) - Authorities say a joint investigation led to the seizure of 100 kilograms of cocaine just outside Atlanta.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Thursday that agents got a tip about a tractor-trailer containing a large amount of narcotics in Cobb County.

The GBI says agents saw three men in and around the tractor-trailer on June 25: Javier Leonardo Rodriguez-Buitrago of Dacula; Ferrando Rodriguez of Gary, Indiana; and Jesus Ruben Rosillo of McAllen, Texas.

State troopers stopped their vehicle. Rodriguez and Rodriguez-Buitrago were arrested for possession of marijuana.

During a search of the tractor-trailer, agents found a hidden compartment containing 100 kilograms of suspected cocaine.

All three face drug-related charges and were being held at the Cobb County jail. It wasn't immediately clear if they had lawyers.