EAGLE ROCK (CBSLA) – Glendale police found 13 kilograms of cocaine and arrested a driver after pulling over a car in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles over the weekend.

Investigators believe the drugs are being trafficked by a criminal organization operating between Southern California and the central United States.

(Glendale PD)

The discovery was made Sunday afternoon after officers stopped a car on York Boulevard. Officers searched the vehicle and found 13 kilograms of cocaine in a black duffel bag in the trunk, police said.

The driver, 40-year-old Nelson Rodriguez of Bloomington, was arrested.

The cocaine has a street value of about $325,000, police said. Officers also found another $1,400 of cash in his glove box and a Mexican passport.

Officers searched the car after Rodriguez was unable to show them a driver’s license, police said. What initially prompted them to stop the car was not disclosed.

Rodriguez was arrested on counts of possession of drugs for sale and transportation of a controlled substance. The investigation is ongoing.


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