It was a record-breaking drug bust that almost never happened. According to reports, police were traveling on a road in northwest Houston, when they stopped to assist a disabled motorist. When the Houston Police Department officer called for a tow truck for the disabled motorist, the suspect fled on foot.
The suspect was driving a white Ford Mustang and left that vehicle behind. The officer then decided to search the car. He quickly discovered that the back bench was loose. He removed the back bench and found a stash of 15 kilos of methamphetamine and 17 kilos of heroin.
According to a Houston Police Department Investigator, the 15 kilos of methamphetamine found in the car was a larger volume of methamphetamine for the Houston area. The 17 kilos of heroin found in the car was an amount that tripled the previous record held by HPD. Before the find in the Mustang this week, the largest amount of heroin confiscated was seven kilos.
According to officers, both the 15 kilos of methamphetamine and 17 kilos of heroin had a street value of more than $1.7 million. Investigators believe with certainty that the drugs came from Mexican drug cartels.