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Traffic stop leads to 80 pounds of cocaine in Long Beach, police say

Traffic stop leads to 80 pounds of cocaine in Long Beach, police say
Map shows the approximate location of a Long Beach residence where police said they found about 80 pounds of cocaine, three pounds of methamphetamine, a stolen vehicle, a gun and cash. (Bing)

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Long Beach this week after a routine traffic stop led authorities to search his home, where they reported finding about 80 pounds of cocaine.

Police said they stopped Hildefonso Angulo of Long Beach for a traffic violation Monday in the 6900 block of Atlantic Avenue. Angulo seemed "unusually nervous," police said in a statement, and was found to be driving without a license.

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During a search of Angulo's car, police said they discovered "highly suspicious" packaging material. Detectives later served a search warrant at Angulo's residence in the 1100 block of East 72nd Street and seized roughly 80 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated street value of between $2.8 million and $3.6 million.

Investigators also seized more than three pounds of methamphetamine, a handgun and ammunition, more than $3,000 in cash, and a stolen vehicle, authorities said.

Angulo was arrested on suspicion of possessing narcotics for sale and was being held at the Long Beach City Jail in lieu of $1-million bail, according to police.

Twitter: @MattStevensLAT

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