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Cops seize two kilos of cocaine, a gold-plated handgun and nearly $44,000 in cash in searches on homes after routine traffic stop of 'nervous' man in Texas

 Texas police officers seized a gold-plated handgun, two kilos of cocaine and about $44,000 in cash after a routine traffic stop.

Humberto Anteverde, 29, 'appeared very nervous' when he was pulled over for speeding Thursday at 9.18am, according to the Port Arthur Police Department.

It turns out he had good reason to be, as officers found a kilo of cocaine inside the car when they got verbal consent to search it.

Officers followed up on the stop by searching two houses.

At a home in Port Arthur, about 89 miles east of Houston, they found $44,000 in cash, a second kilo of coke and a rifle.

At a home in neighboring Bridge City, officers uncovered a gold-plated pistol.

Police later found a glistening, gold-plated handgun with a wreath design on the barrel after searching two homes in a follow-up investigation to the traffic stop

Police later found a glistening, gold-plated handgun with a wreath design on the barrel after searching two homes in a follow-up investigation to the traffic stop

The searches yielded a second kilo of a 'solid white powdery substance' at a different home

The searches yielded a second kilo of a 'solid white powdery substance' at a different home

Anteverde was eventually arrested for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, a felony punishable by 15 to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to a quarter of a million dollars

Anteverde was eventually arrested for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, a felony punishable by 15 to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to a quarter of a million dollars


Photos of the seizure show the glistening gun emblazoned with leaves and other ostentatious designs.

The mysterious 'solid white powdery substance,' which later tested positive for cocaine, appeared as a tightly-packed block inscribed with 'A-7.'  

A kilo of cocaine, once shipped outside of South America, can cost anywhere from 10 to $20,000, according to Business Insider

Anteverde was arrested for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance greater than or equal to 400 grams. He was transported to Jefferson County Correction Facility. 

The charge is punishable by 15 years to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, according to Texas law.

One kilo is equal to 1,000 grams, meaning Anteverde was well over the limit for a lesser charge. 

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