L.A. (Gray News/TMX) – Authorities said they discovered 1 million fentanyl tablets in a car and used that as probable cause to arrest three persons near Los Angeles.
The tablets were reportedly confiscated last week by law police during a traffic check in the Central District of California, which is an area of the state that is represented by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
El Monte is located east of Los Angeles, and the CIA claims that Florencio Camacho Allan, 28, Gerardo Gaixola-Patino, 29, and Alex Valdez Oroz, 25, were arrested there.
The three men allegedly met the two buyers at a restaurant while under monitoring by law officials. The claimed transaction involved the selling of 10,000 pills for $7,500 and the subsequent sale of 1,000,000 tablets.
Later that day, according to officials, the men had a video conversation with another potential customer and allegedly presented the pills to the buyer while driving about in their Volkswagen.
Because of this report, police were able to track down the VW and pull it over for speeding. The fentanyl pills were reportedly discovered by police in the vehicle.
These three males were all taken into custody. They are from Sinaloa, Mexico, according to the authorities.
Each man was charged with one count of possession with the intent to distribute drugs. They could spend the rest of their lives in federal prison.