A K-9 with the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force—a multi-agency initiative of the Houston HIDTA—is being credited with sniffing out a $1.4 million cocaine shipment secreted in a custom compartment in a vehicle on a local highway last week.
On Friday, the agency said on Facebook, " On Wednesday, May 22, while working highway interdiction, one of the interdiction K-9 teams conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 59 north in the Kendleton area. During the roadside investigation, the Task Force Officer and his K-9 partner, 'Spyke,' located 29 kilograms of cocaine concealed in an aftermarket-fabricated compartment."
Sheriff Troy Nehls said, "Our Drug Task Force does an excellent job of tracking down illicit drug traffic on our highways, particularly U.S. 59. And we also have to give a lot of credit to the K-9 teams we have out there tracking these perpetrators down."
The agency said that 50-year-old Alfredo Martinez was arrested and booked into the Fort Bend County Jail on First Degree Felony charges of Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled substance and Second Degree Felony charges of Unlawful use of a Criminal instrument.