California: Suspects ‘toss $1m in drug money’ from car during police chase

Adrian Ovalle

Almost one million dollars in presumed drug money has actually supposedly been disposed of from a car by a suspect during a high-speed chase with police.

The male pulled over and put 2 cardboard boxes full of money on the side of a highway in main California, prior to returning in the vehicle and repeling once again, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated.

The force, which detained 2 men, stated it thinks the money was going to be utilized to purchase cannabis in northern California.

The money was tossed from the vehicle during the pursuit. Picture: Facebook/ CHP – Merced

The money was in cardboard boxes. Picture: Facebook/ CHP – Merced

It stated in a post on Facebook it had actually “gotten a number of 911 calls concerning the cardboard boxes that were dropped off on the shoulder.

” Officers obtained the cardboard boxes and situated United States currency approximated to be $915,000 (₤739,000).”

The chase started when CHP officer Eric Zuniga, taking a trip with his pet dog Beny, attempted to pull over among 3 SUVs that seemed taking a trip together simply south of Los Banos, prior to 6.30 pm on Friday.

The vehicle, a black 2020 Chevrolet Suburban, stopped working to stop and rather got away and later on another of the vehicles, a black Ford Exploration, supposedly attempted to obstruct the officer’s car.

Police stated: “At one point during the pursuit, the motorist of the Chevrolet Suburban stopped on the best shoulder, left the vehicle and dropped 2 cardboard boxes off prior to going back to the vehicle and continuing to leave.

” Quickly after dropping packages on the shoulder, the motorist of the Chevrolet Suburban stopped his vehicle and gave up,” police stated.

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Among the other drivers was detained, however the 3rd left and has actually not been discovered.

Frank Capraro, 23, and Desmond McDay, 25, both from New York City, were detained on Friday according to the Merced Sun Star and officers stated charges are pending.

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