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.
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.