Police Make $10M Drug Bust

Two men arrested when police found heroin and Methamphetamine in their truck.


On July 15, arrested two men from California and seized drugs with an estimated value of over $10 million.

According to a release, police were conducting a surveillance detail at 6:45 p.m. in the area of State Road and American Drive. While there, Police observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of 2600 block of State Road.

A few minutes later, officers observed the two males walking southbound on State Road and acting very suspicious. They were then observed driving away in a blue tractor trailer bearing a California registration.

A Bensalem K-9 officer stopped the vehicle in the 3700 block of Street Road for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Estaban Zalazar Velasco, 35, from Galt, CA and the passenger was identified as Juan Ledesma-Nolasco, 48, of Livermore, CA. The truck was placed “out of service” for safety violations.

During the inspections, the K-9 dog gave a positive indication for narcotics. During the search incident to arrest, 15 kilograms of heroin and 20 lbs of Methamphetamine were found. Police said the drugs had a street value of $10 million.

Both Velasco and Ledesma-Nolasco was arraigned in front of Judge Kline and sent to Bucks County Prison on $1 million bail.

Kathleen July 16, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Why do these judges set such low bail for these drug cartel/distributors? These two will be bailed out before the reporter has the time to check their citizenship status. Kudos to the Bensalem police for doing the job DHS/ICE refuses to do.
bensalemfan July 16, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Another great job by Ben Salem police. I'm so glad I have them for my police force. It amazes me rhat other police department can't do the same
Jeff Bohen July 17, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Cops had to know something was up- There is nothing routine about having a K-9 available IMO
Eric hale July 17, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Jeff..your right....the cops was tippedoff
PPLSUX July 19, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Jeff... why is it not routine to have a K9 available??? Bensalem PD has a K9 assigned to each platoon, therefore, there is always a K9 on the street. They routinely make traffic stops and answer calls for service.


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