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Police find 20 kilograms of cocaine after traffic stop in Williamsburg

Officers found 20 kilograms of cocaine, cash and marijuana after a traffic stop in Brooklyn Saturday, police said.

williamsburg cocaine traffic stop Officers found 20 kilograms of cocaine, cash and marijuana after a traffic stop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Saturday, police said.
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Officers found 20 kilograms of cocaine, cash and marijuana after a traffic stop in Brooklyn Saturday, police said.

Around 3 a.m., police said anti-crime officers patrolling Bushwick Avenue and Meserole Street in Williamsburg pulled over a Toyota Camry to issue a summons for a defective tail light and inadequate plate light.

As the officers approached, they smelled marijuana coming from the car. The cops also recognized the driver as a male wanted for a previous driving violation and arrested him, according to police.

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Cops said officers found 26 zip-lock bags of cocaine and 2 bags of marijuana in the suspect's sweatshirt. Police said the officers also found 10 kilograms of cocaine and more than $8,000 in cash in the car's trunk.

Brian Espinal, 25, was charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.

He was also charged for having an inadequate plate lamp and operating a vechile without signal lights.

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