A traffic stop on Interstate 40 Tuesday morning led to the discovery of 279 pounds of marijuana and suspect wanted for murder in Mexico. According to a press release from the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Interdiction Criminal Enforcement Unit agents found 21 various sized bundles of marijuana hidden inside a truck’s fuel tank and a car that was being towed. DICE agents pulled over a Ford pickup truck towing a Nissan Altima around 8 am Tuesday near the 166-mile marker eastbound on Interstate 40 for various traffic violations. “Due to numerous indicators of criminal activity amongst the occupants along with a positive canine alert for the presence of illegal drugs, a detailed search of the vehicles was done,” according to the statement. Inside the Nissan, agents found approximately 125 pounds of bundled marijuana. Inside an external fuel tank mounted in the truck’s bed agents found about 154 pounds of bundled marijuana. The estimated street value of the 279 pounds of marijuana is around $250,000, according to the statement. A check for fugitive warrants for the two occupants revealed the driver is wanted in an INTERPOL warrant for murder in Mexico. Both suspects were arrested and will be charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. The Drug Enforcement Agency and Homeland Security were notified of the discovery and will continue the investigation. Due to the ongoing investigation, no other details of the arrests were released, including the names of the suspects.