BAKERSFIELD — Three men were arrested on Thursday in northwest Bakersfield for smuggling large amounts of cocaine throughout California.
Justino Torres, 23 years old from Mexicali Mexico, and 54-year-old Miguel Tobar, and 46-year-old Marco Meza-Dominguez, both from Sacramento, were booked into the Kern County Sheriff’s Office jail for conspiracy and attempting to purchase cocaine.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Major Violator Unit, the arrests were the result of a month-long investigation that led to evidence indicating that all three men were involved in the sales and trafficking of kilogram quantities of cocaine throughout the state.
On June 19, detectives made a traffic stop of a vehicle occupied by all three men near the intersection of Rosedale Highway and Highway 99.
A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of multiple packages of US currency hidden throughout the car, totaling $123,921.
The money was seized and all three men taken into custody
Californian: Three arrested after drug investigation
KERO: Three arrested for conspiracy, attempting to buy cocaine