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Truck driver in southern Nevada cocaine bust indicted

Truck driver in southern Nevada cocaine bust indicted

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Aug 19, 2011

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The truck driver involved in a massive cocaine bust on Interstate 15 was indicted on Friday.

Gaston Danjou was indicted on felony charges for trafficking cocaine and transporting a controlled substance at the Clark County District Court.

The drug bust was made on August 10 when the Nevada Highway Patrol pulled over a semi-truck on I-15 near Jean at about 12:30 a.m.

Danjou allowed NHP officers to search his truck, where about 452 pounds of cocaine with a street worth of about $16.4 million was uncovered.

Officials said it was one of the largest cocaine busts in Nevada history, and Governor Brian Sandoval released a statement commending the authorities involved.