KINGMAN — A traffic stop on Interstate 40 west of Kingman led to the seizure of more than $12 million in illegal drugs.

According to a release from the Bullhead City Police Department written on behalf of the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team, two men were arrested following the seizure that took place around 6:30 p.m. Thursday night at Milepost 30, just west of Kingman.

Bullhead City MAGNET detectives pulled over a tractor-trailer rig. With assistance from Lorka, a K-9 from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Chase, a K-9 from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, detectives found about 370 pounds of cocaine and 220 pounds of methamphetamine.

The drugs reportedly had a combined street value of about $12,700,000, according to MAGNET.

Arrested were Beyan Mohammed Beyan, 30, and Samatar Shafi Ahmed, 36. They were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility in Kingman on suspicion of transportation of dangerous drugs for sale and transportation of narcotic drugs for sale.

(4) comments

Desert Bat

is it still true, as the DEA claimed during the period of Pablo Escobar's operations, that six people die during the stages of making each pound of cocaine available on America's streets?


Great job officers! Thank you!

Desert Bat

judge just released these two guys on their own recognizance. Have they made it across the border yet? 12 hour bus ride to Mexico City, Air France flies to Cairo with a brief stopover at Paris. Maybe they'll send a 'thank you' note when they reach home from there.


Oh, but they were ordered to wear GPS ankle bracelets... That'll stop them from leaving! HAH! What a joke! Hope that Judge enjoys whatever he got for letting them go. Pathetic!

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