Fife police officers working a prostitution sting Thursday night found 43 kilograms of suspected cocaine after a high-speed pursuit through the city.
Two men were arrested in connection with the drug bust and booked into Pierce County Jail, the Fife Police Department reported.
The incident began about 8 p.m. when Fife officers spotted a vehicle blocking a lane of travel on 34th Avenue East behind a truck stop near Pacific Highway, the department reported. A man was inside the vehicle.
As the officers watched from afar, another man emerged from some bushes located behind a semi-tractor/trailer. He was carrying a large duffle bag and put it in the vehicle, officers reported.
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The man went back to the bushes, retrieved two more large bags and put them into the car. Fife police approached the vehicle, which then took off at a high rate of speed, police reported.
Officers pursued the car through the city. The vehicle turned down a dead end road and the two occupants bailed out and ran. Officers quickly detained the two, police reported.
A Fife police drug detection dog indicated there might be narcotics in the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded and investigators got a warrant to search it. Inside, officers found roughly 43 kilograms of suspected cocaine inside the duffle bags.