El Centro agents bust man with heroin package hidden underneath

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El Centro agents bust man with heroin package hidden underneath clothing

Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

SALTON CITY, Calif.El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents busted a suspected drug smuggler with $76,000 in heroin.

 It happened Sunday at around 5:30 pm.

Agents say a 25-year-old man was driving an Oldsmobile through the checkpoint between Westmorland and Salton City when they found the drugs.

The suspected smuggler had hidden a vacuum-sealed package of heroin wrapped with electrical tape in his groin area.

The man, a Mexican citizen, was arrested as the sole suspect in the case. 

He is now being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

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