Operation Countermeasure Leads to Heroin Seizure
Tucson, Ariz. – Pima County Sheriff Deputies and Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized 7.5 pounds of heroin, valued at almost $131,000, during a joint operation Jan. 17.
While participating in “Operation Countermeasure”, deputies and agents stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the encounter, the driver consented to a search of the vehicle that led to the discovery of narcotics hidden in an ice chest within the vehicle’s cargo area.
The driver, a male U.S. citizen, was arrested and booked into the Pima County Detention Facility on charges of possession and transportation of a dangerous drug for sale.
Operation Countermeasure is a multi-agency cooperative effort among law enforcement agencies along the southern Arizona border.
An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.