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Police Seize More Than a Million Dollars Worth of Illegal Drugs on South Coast

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Simi Valley Police officers seized 46 pounds of cocaine and two pounds of heroin.

A local law enforcement agency assisted federal agents in intercepting more than a million dollars worth of illegal drugs.

The Simi Valley Police Department says its officers worked with the Drug Enforcement Administration Friday when they arrested 61-year-old Luis Chavez and 47-year-old Sergio Vega for federal drug violations after seizing 46 pounds of cocaine and two pounds of heroin. The street value is over $1.2 million. The amount of drugs seized would have provided more than 200,000 doses of illegal drugs to drug addicts.

Authorities say the drugs were intended to supply dealers in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The suspects will be charged federally.