CHP dog sniffs out 83 kilograms of cocaine in big rig

The Fresno BeeJuly 16, 2014 

A California Highway Patrol handout photo shows officer Brian Paxson and his canine partner, Duke, posing with cocaine seized at a traffic stop Tuesday, July 15, in Bakersfield.


With the help of a law-enforcement dog named Duke, the California Highway Patrol seized 83 kilograms of cocaine Tuesday after stopping a speeding big rig in Bakersfield.

A spokesman said Officer Brian Paxson, a member of the CHP's Canine Unit, pulled over the truck on northbound Highway 99 in the area of Panama Lane. The officer suspected criminal activity and the driver agreed to a search.

With Duke's help, the drugs were found in the truck's cab, the CHP said.

Jee-Leung Tsoi, 51, was booked into the Kern County jail.

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