Police Dog Discovers $1.3 Million in Cocaine During Traffic Stop

Police find bricks of cocaine in a Nissan Sentra during a traffic stop in Huntington Beach

By Jason Kandel
|  Thursday, Jan 30, 2014  |  Updated 11:38 PM PDT
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Huntington Beach Police Department K9 Bohdy is credited with helping uncover $1.3 million in cocaine during a traffic stop in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

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Police discovered 27 kilos of cocaine with a street value of $1.3 million during a traffic stop in Huntington Beach, officials said.

Two men were arrested in connection with the Tuesday caper that began when a Huntington Beach police officer stopped a black Nissan Sentra near Edinger Avenue and Countess Drive for a traffic violation, said Lt. Mitchell O’Brien, a department spokesman, in a press release.

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"The driver was found to be unlicensed and both he and his passenger were acting unusually nervous under the circumstances," police said.

A police dog was called out to search the car and found a tire wedged in the trunk of the Nissan with "bricks” of cocaine hidden inside, police said.

The driver and passenger were booked into jail on a charge of transportation of a controlled substance, officials said.

The suspects were identified as Antonio Tzampop, 44; and Jose Campos, 39, both from Panorama City, police said.

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