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Agents Seize Black Tar Heroin, Arrest Two

Release Date: 
December 27, 2011

Border Patrol agents found 10 wrapped packages of black tar heroin, with an estimated value of $230,384, concealed inside a speaker box.

Border Patrol agents found 10 wrapped packages of black tar heroin, with an estimated value of $230,384, concealed inside a speaker box.

Yuma, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents seized approximately 17 pounds of black tar heroin and arrested two suspected smugglers, both U.S. citizens, yesterday morning at a checkpoint near Quartzite.

Blythe agents working the checkpoint at mile marker 76 on Highway 95 referred a black pickup truck for secondary inspection following a positive canine team alert. During a search of the vehicle, agents found 10 wrapped packages of black tar heroin, with an estimated value of $230,384, concealed inside a speaker box. The narcotics, the driver and passenger, and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Border Patrol agents found 10 wrapped packages of black tar heroin, with an estimated value of $230,384, concealed inside a speaker box.

Border Patrol agents found 10 wrapped packages of black tar heroin, with an estimated value of $230,384, concealed inside a speaker box.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017