SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) — A car repair led to a $500k-discovery for a man in the Bay Area.

Charles Preston brought his van to a mechanic because he was having trouble with the window.

When the mechanic took off the door panel they found 16 kilos of cocaine inside.

minivan This Minivan Comes Fully Loaded...With $500K Of Cocaine!

Preston bought the van from Thrifty Car Rentals last year.

Police said the vehicle had obviously been used by drug smugglers and they said it was a good thing Preston found the cocaine before the smugglers found him.

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