A Long Beach man suspected of possessing 36 kilograms of cocaine, with a street value of approximately $2.8 to $3.6 million, was arrested in north Long Beach after a routine traffic stop Monday, Feb. 17.
After North Division Directed-Enforcement officers stopped a vehicle in the 6900 block of Atlantic Avenue for a traffic-related violation, they noted that he seemed unusually nervous and was found to be driving without a license, according to police.
While conducting an inventory search of the vehicle, officers located packaging material that is similar to that used to store large quantities of narcotics. Officers found this to be suspicious and deemed it possibly related to drug sales.
The investigation led officers to the driver’s home in the 1100 block of E. 72nd Street in Long Beach. Officers and Drug Investigations Section detectives served a search warrant and seized the following items:
• approximately 36 kilograms (79.20 pounds) of cocaine
• more than three pounds of methamphetamine
• one handgun and ammunition
• over $3,000 cash
• one stolen vehicle
The driver, 28 year-old Hildefonso Angulo, was arrested and booked for possession of narcotics for sales and is being held at the Long Beach Jail on $1,000,000 bail.
Those wishing to report illegal drug activity should contact the Long Beach Police Department’s Drug Investigations Section at (562) 570-7221. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting lacrimestoppers.org .