Huntington Beach cocaine bust: Nearly $1.3 M in drug seized

A map indicates the area near Edinger Avenue and Countess Drive in Huntington Beach where two men were arrested after police discovered cocaine stashed in a tire of their truck during a traffic stop Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (Google maps)
February 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
Two men were arrested after officers found nearly $1.3 million in cocaine stashed in a tire of their truck in Huntington Beach.

Police discovered the cocaine in a black Nissan Sentra during a traffic stop near Edinger Avenue and Countess Drive on Tuesday.

According to police, 44-year-old Antonio Tzampop and 39-year-old Jose Campos, both of Panorama City, were acting unusually nervous. Officers received permission to search the truck, and a K9 named Bohdy found bricks of cocaine in a large tire in the trunk.

In all, 27 kilos of cocaine were seized. The approximate street value of the drugs is $1,297,645.

Tzampop and Campos were booked at the city jail for transportation of a controlled substance.

The investigation is ongoing.


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