Drugs and $3 million in cash recovered, authorities said
(Long Island, NY) Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents raided a Huntington Station apartment Monday evening, scoring a major bust involving over 20 pounds of cocaine and $3 million in cash, according to authorities.
Adrian Bonilla, 34, the resident of the apartment, was later arrested after he was pulled over in his vehicle by New York State police, who charged him with intent to distribute due to the large amount of drugs in his apartment. He was also allegedly discovered with approximately 100 grams of cocaine on his person, reports said.
100 grams of “a substance believed to be cocaine” was allegedly found in his pocket, according to court documents.
While searching Bonilla’s apartment, DEA agents found many small plastic bags of cocaine, as well another plastic bag of cocaine base, packing materials, and two digital scales. The contents of at least one of the bags was tested and found positive for cocaine, according to authorities.
Upon examining and tearing open newly-installed sheet-rock walls, authorities discovered $3 million in cash stashed within Bonilla’s apartment, reports said.
Bonilla was arraigned at Central Islip on Tuesday is currently being held without bail.
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