Not to be outdone by the recent success of his peer, K-9 Officer Bruce helped sniff out about 4 kilograms of cocaine being driven through Merced County, the California Highway Patrol reported on Tuesday.
Officers stopped a driver on Interstate 5 north of Highway 152 about 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 18, CHP said, before suspecting the driver was involved in criminal activity.
So they called in Bruce, who smelled the roughly 4 kilograms of cocaine in a suitcase inside the car. That much cocaine has a wholesale value of about $100,000 on the street, officers said.
Bruce's fellow K-9 Laika routinely helps officers make arrests. Most recently, she was called in on Feb. 4 and found more than $165,000 in drug money and another $68,000 on Feb. 23, according to officers.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charges are pending, CHP said. The driver's name was not immediately available.