Washington authorities found 2 suitcases full of $1 million worth of meth sitting in a forest

Okanogan County Sheriff’s OfficeAn Okanogan County sheriff’s deputy and his K9 partner found $US1 million worth of meth sitting in a forest.
  • Washington authorities found two suitcases full of meth sitting in a forest on Monday, the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office told INSIDER in a statement.
  • The suitcases weighed 186 lbs and were worth an estimated street value of $US1 million.
  • A sheriff’s deputy and his K9 named Gunner found the drugs while they were helping the Department of Homeland Security with a “cross-border air smuggling investigation.”
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Washington authorities found two suitcases full of meth sitting in a forest on Monday, the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office told INSIDER in a statement.

A sheriff’s deputy and his K9 named Gunner found the drugs while they were helping the Department of Homeland Security with a “cross-border air smuggling investigation.”

Gunner found the drugs in a “heavily brushy area” in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Sheriff Tony Hawley said.

Gunner and his partner have been working for the sheriff’s office together for six years, Hawley added.

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K9 GunnerOkanogan County Sheriff’s OfficeThe K9 officer who found the drugs is named Gunner.

The suitcases weighed 186 lbs and were worth an estimated street value of $US1 million.

KOMO News, a Seattle-based ABC affiliate, reported that authorities believe the meth was smuggled in from Canada.

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest spans some 4 million acres across Washington state, stretching up to the Canadian border, according to the Forest Service.

It’s unclear whether there are any suspects or persons of interest in the case, CNN reported.

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