Feb 13, 2014 1:30 PM

Border Patrol: 71-year-old man caught with heroin in Nogales

NOGALES - A local senior citizen was arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle nearly six pounds of heroin, valued in excess of $80,000, through the Port of Nogales.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Port of Entry selected a Ford SUV for further inspection. When officers searched the 71-year-old man's computer case, they removed two packages of heroin from the inner lining.

The vehicle and drugs were processed for seizure. The subject was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.


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