Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Man Facing Charges in Arizona after 50 Kilograms of Cocaine Found in Car

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Man Facing Charges in Arizona after 50 Kilograms of Cocaine Found in Car

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Quebecer charged in cocaine caper in Arizona

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MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. - A Quebec man who was originally stopped in Arizona for tailgating faces two drug charges after a K-9 dog named Amigo sniffed out what police say is 50 kilograms of cocaine.

Girolamo Del Balso faces two felony charges -- possession of narcotics for sale and transporting narcotics for sale -- after authorities allegedly found the drugs in his car.

Police say Del Balso was detained Feb. 17 after an Arizona State trooper stopped him on an interstate for being too close to another vehicle.

The trooper requested assistance from a Kingman police department K-9 unit -- and that's when Amigo went to work.

Kingman police spokeswoman Jennifer Sochocki said the drugs were allegedly packed in duffle bags in the trunk of a rental vehicle in which Del Balso was the only occupant. …

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