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Border Patrol finds over 7 pounds of heroin

(Heroin found on Mexican Passenger bus)….El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents found the narcotics.

Officials say Sunday the agents assigned to the Indio station seized 7.42 pounds of heroin, with an estimated street value of $66,780, concealed inside the bus. Agents say the Mexican bus approached the Highway 86 checkpoint at around 11:30 in the morning. A canine detection team alerted to the bus and it was referred to a secondary inspection area. During the inspection, agents found three plastic wrapped packages of heroin hidden inside a trash container near the restroom at the back of the bus. The agents say no arrests were made. The heroin was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.