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Over 20 pounds of heroin seized

(Mexicali man arrested)…He was taken into custody at the Downtown Calexico Port of Entry.

57-year-old Roberto Ricardo Marsh was driving across the border Wednesday when he was sent to the secondary inspection area. A canine team alerted to his vehicle, and a more detailed search was initiated. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered a hidden compartment in the front and rear housing of the transmission. In the compartments were 20 packages of heroin. The total weight was 21.69 pounds. Marsh reportedly told the officers he was being paid to transport the heroin to Stockton, California. He was placed under arrest. The Heroin and the vehicle were seized.