Dr. Charles Preston from San Jose, California purchased a used 2008 Chrysler Town & Country minivan from a Thrifty Car Sales dealer about 15 months ago. Normally, Charles Preston (who is a psychologist) uses the car only for transporting and delivering food to the homeless.
When he first drove the car, the power windows could not move up or down properly, like how a motorised vehicle window should. But he felt that he could live with it as he has always kept the windows close and used the air-con, mainly because of the warm weather.
They immediately informed the local police and the police found a total of 14 packages stuffed in the door panels. After impounding the vehicle, the police did a more thorough check and found 5 more packages stashed near the rear wheels. The police told him that he was lucky because if the car was searched during a police traffic stop, he would definitely go to jail.
Right now Charles Preston is terrified that the drug cartel might come looking for the vehicle and the San Jose Police has warranted Mr. Prestonís worries. According to their spokesman, it is highly possible that someone would want to track down the vehicle as the amount of cocaine found is very significant.
San Jose police has not been able to track down the cocaineís history and also to whom it belongs to. The car was previously owned by a vehicle rental company and by the way how the packages were packed, they suspect it was used to transport the drugs from across the Mexican border.
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