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California trucker caught in NJ with 116 pounds of cocaine and fentanyl in his tractor trailer: feds

$38 million cocaine bust at Philadelphia port on Mar 19, 2019. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Released)

A California trucker was caught hauling more than 100 pounds of drugs in his big rig when he rolled into New Jersey, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Jose Santos Garcia Guzman, 43, stashed 116 pounds of fentanyl and cocaine in boxes of Tupperware when he headed from California to the tri-state area, authorities said.

A Drug Enforcement Administration strike force learned about the shipment and pulled the truck over Wednesday in Keasbey, N.J. — about two miles from the southern tip of Staten Island.

Agents opened the boxes and found the drugs underneath stacked Tupperware, DEA officials said.

Guzman, who was slated to appear in Newark federal court, faces 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine if he’s convicted of drug charges in the case..

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