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.
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.