Police seize $550,000 worth of cocaine in west Phoenix

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Posted at 1:22 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 16:22:26-04

PHOENIX — Police seized over a half-million dollars worth of cocaine during a drug bust in west Phoenix, according to court documents.

On August 9, Glendale police detectives were in the area of 59th Avenue and Thomas Road where they allegedly saw two men meet and transfer a large box from a car to a truck.

The vehicles then left in different directions.

Police followed the truck which allegedly made several traffic violations.

After stopping the driver, identified at 31-year-old Miguel Angel Quintero, police reportedly found 18 packages inside the box. The packages were allegedly filled with cocaine and weighed a total of 48 pounds, according to court records.

Police say the value of the cocaine is about $550,000.

Quintero allegedly told police that he received a phone call telling him to go to 59th Avenue and Thomas Road to receive the box. Quintero also allegedly said he was going home after receiving the box to await further instructions, according to police.

Quintero has been charged with possession of narcotic drugs for sale.