Huntington Beach

Busts net drugs worth $3.5m

DRUGS seized by Huntington Beach Police Department. The street value is put at $3.5 million (HBPD photo).

Two people have been arrested and an estimated $3.5 million worth of drugs seized by Huntington Beach police as part of an ongoing investigation into a large narcotics trafficking organization based out of Mexico.

According to Jennifer Carey, public information officer for the HBPD, the “complex and fluid” investigation has been conducted over the past 30 days. The inquiry stretched across Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties and detectives learned that the drug traffickers were shipping “large amounts” of drugs across state lines and into the state of New York.

The first suspect was arrested in Compton and was in possession of two kilograms of cocaine, according to Carey. That person was charged with possession with intent to sell. The second was stopped in San Bernardino County with the help of the California Highway Patrol. The suspect was found to be in possession of 138 kilos of cocaine and heroin, 12 pounds of methamphetamine and over 1,000 fentanyl pills and is charged with transportation and possession with intent to sell.

As the investigation is ongoing, the suspect names and additional details are not being released at this time.

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