Gilroy Traffic Stop Nets Huge Cache of Cocaine - NBC Bay Area

Gilroy Traffic Stop Nets Huge Cache of Cocaine

San Jose man arrested after "routine" traffic stop.



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    Load of cocaine discovered in a car of a man pulled over for a fix-it ticket.

    It was going to be a fix-it ticket -- and it ended up a major drug bust.

    A routine traffic stop in Gilroy last week ended with a 31-year old San Jose man in custody for ferrying $120,000 worth of cocaine, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

    Gamliel Duran Avelar, 31, was pulled over on Highway 101 north of Gilroy by the CHP on Aug. 21 because of a "mechanical infraction," according to the newspaper.

    But when marijuana was smelled in the vehicle, CHP searched the car with a K-9 unit, and the dog found a "hidden stash," the newspaper reported.

    It's not yet known if Avelar was employed by a cartel, according to police.

    He is currently "not saying anything," according to the newspaper.