05/15/2015 10:46 EDT | Updated 05/15/2016 01:12 EDT

Canadian arrested after 159 kilogram of cocaine seized from big rig in California

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A Canadian man has been arrested in California after nearly 159 kilograms of cocaine was seized from a big rig.The Los Angeles Times reports that the district attorney's office says the drug seizure occurred during a traffic stop in Norco, Calif., around noon Tuesday.Prosecutors say a police dog led authorities to 156 brick-sized parcels of cocaine behind a fake compartment wall in the trailer of the truck.Prosecutors say the Canadian driver, 44-year-old Samer Karanouh, has been arrested and is being held on $1 million bail in a county jail.The district attorney's office says the drug sting came from an investigation by federal and local authorities into trafficking by Mexican cartels into the U.S.