About $100 million worth of PCP was seized this week in the Los Angeles area in what authorities described as a major bust of a national drug-trafficking organization, the Los Angeles Times reports. Officials found huge amounts of PCP — totaling roughly 10 million individual doses, which in the Los Angeles area sell for between $10 and $20 each — at several locations. They recovered nearly $400,000 in cash.
Authorities believe the trafficking organization included at least 10 individuals and that it was distributing to Texas, New York and Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities. “They were shipping and moving and dealing a huge amount of product,” said Lt. Scott Fairfield of the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force, known as L.A. IMPACT. “It’s the largest PCP seizure I’ve ever heard of.” Two suspects were arrested at a UPS store where they were allegedly trying to ship narcotics. One is believed associated with a street gang named Bounty Hunter Bloods.