Updated:FULTON COUNTY, Ga. —
A police raid shut down a major drug operation in south Fulton County overnight.
Fulton County police told Channel 2 Action News an undercover detective found millions of dollars’ worth of possible cocaine.
Channel 2 cameras were there when officers raided a warehouse on Wendell Drive. DeKalb and Fulton police worked together on the bust. Undercover detectives spent weeks developing enough information that led them to the storage facility.
Once they executed a search warrant, police found three people inside along with several plastic containers of suspected cocaine. Police say the street value is in the millions.
Sources told Channel 2, the dealers were hiding the cocaine inside charcoal bags hoping to avoid detection.
“Absolutely true, the only thing you can do with 60 kilos and that’s to traffic," said DeKalb County Safety Director, Dr. Cedric Alexander. “The fact that we could take it off the streets is a huge significance. Incredible work in this county.”
“At that location they did make three arrests, seized over $6.6 million dollars worth of cocaine,” said Fulton County police Detective Melissa Parker.
The three people arrested are now behind bars at the Fulton County Jail.