MOBILE, Alabama– Two women, Melissa Dufour from Florida and Racquelle Anteola from California, were arrested by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Border Patrol for suspected cocaine trafficking.
The arrest took place on Thursday morning on eastbound Interstate 10 in Mobile County.
The sheriff’s office became suspicious of the women after they gave conflicting accounts of their travel plans, leading to the deployment of narcotic dogs who detected the presence of drugs.
Deputies said they searched the vehicle and discovered several hidden traps in the floorboard and side walls that contained more than 217 pounds of suspected cocaine, according to authorities.
Dufour and Anteola were taken to the Mobile County Metro Jail and charged with trafficking cocaine.
The estimated street value of the cocaine is about $2.1 million, authorities said