Illinois State Police make major heroin bust

By WEEK Producer

April 9, 2014 Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 10:44 PM CDT

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS -- Illinois State police announced Wednesday a major heroin seizure during a routine traffic stop.

Police pulled over an SUV Friday morning on Interstate-55 in southern Illinois.

The driver was acting suspicious, so police called the K9 unit. They found over 5.5 kilos -- $250,000 worth of heroin, hidden in a secret compartment.

The driver admitted the drugs came from Tijuana, Mexico -- and that they were headed to Ohio.