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Heroin seized at checkpoint

(Heroin seized. Two arrested)….Border Patrol agents seized the drugs and made the arrests this week.

The agents were working the Highway 86 Checkpoint. A white Camry was referred to the secondary inspection area. The 20-year-old passenger in the vehicle was found to be in possession of 2 pounds of heroin hidden in his shoes. The street value of the narcotic was set at $20,400. The 49-year-old driver of the vehicle claimed to be a Raitero, a person who is paid to give a ride. They are not taxis. Both men were arrested and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation. The vehicle and narcotics were also turned over to the DEA.