The Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) has been conducting an ongoing investigation into a drug trafficking organization (DTO) based out of Mexico which has led to the arrest of one suspect and seizure of drugs totaling approximately $1,000,000.
HBPD Detectives learned about drug supply distribution taking place in Orange County and Los Angeles County by this DTO. This multifaceted ongoing investigation has been taking place throughout October leading to the identification of multiple suspects.
Two of the identified suspects, both males ages 21 and 29, were arrested yesterday evening in the city of Bell. At the time of their arrest, one suspect was in possession of 20 pounds of suspected methamphetamine. Upon the arrest, detectives executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence leading to the recovery of additional drugs and weapons. In total, detectives seized:
- 317 pounds of suspected methamphetamine
- 17 kilos of suspected cocaine and fentanyl
- 2 handguns
The seizure in total has an estimated wholesale value of over $1,000,000.
Due to the nature of this ongoing investigation, suspect names and additional details will not be released at this time.