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CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize Black Tar Heroin

Release Date: 
October 25, 2010

Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma sector seized approximately 22 pounds of black tar heroin and arrested one suspected smuggler Sunday.

Agents discover more than 22 pounds of black tar heroin in engine compartment.

Agents discover more than 22 pounds of black tar heroin in engine compartment.

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton station checkpoint on Interstate 8 referred a suspicious vehicle to secondary inspection following a cursory inspection by a canine team. The vehicle, a green Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab, was occupied by one male Mexican national. Further investigation revealed several packages of black tar heroin located inside the engine's manifold.

The heroin, with an estimated street value of $1,792,000, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the vehicle and driver.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Yuma Sector Border Patrol's toll free telephone number at 1-866-999-8727.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017