A Laval resident is in police detention in Arizona county jail after allegedly being caught with 62 kilograms of cocaine in his car.

Girolamo Del Balso faces charges that include possession of narcotics for sale and transportation of narcotic drugs for sale.

An Arizona Highway Patrol trooper stopped Del Balso for a traffic violation near the city of Kingman and called in a K9 team after the officer grew suspicious.

Police say the sniffer dog Amigo detected the drugs and alerted officers, who found them after a search of the car. 

The cocaine has a street value of $3.7 million and was destined for sale in Canada, police said.

Del Balso is known to Montreal police for his links to organized crime.