In $3M Bust, Simi Valley Police Seize Cash, Cocaine and Weapons

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Simi Valley police announced Friday that raids conducted on two homes in Artesia resulted in the seizure of a substantial amount of drugs, cash and weapons valued at around $3 million.


Officers seized 30 kilos of cocaine, an AK-47 rifle and a loaded 9mm pistol in the searches. (Credit: Simi Valley Police)

The raids were conducted Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in the Southern California area, according to a news release from the Simi Valley Police Department.

During the searches, officers seized 30 kilos of cocaine as well as over $400,000 of U.S. currency, an AK-47 rifle and a loaded 9mm pistol, the release stated.

The estimated street value of the cocaine was $2.4 million, police said.


Police also seized $400,000 of U.S. currency in the raids. (credit: Simi Valley Police)

No arrests were made during the searches and police said the investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information on the flow or trafficking of illegal narcotics in Simi Valley can remain anonymous and report the information to SVPD Narcotics Detectives at the Simi Valley Police Department Narcotics Tip Line @ 805-583-6210.

Information can also be reported to Ventura County Crime Stoppers: 1 800-222-TIPS, or text “BUSTED” plus the message to CRIMES (274637), or Click on Submit a Tip Online at

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