Photo: black tar heroin in engine
The work is unending for the US Customs and Border Protection as they attempt to secure our southern border from, among other things, the attempted smuggling of drugs.
Another case in point occurred on the morning of July 24 at the Highway 111 checkpoint.
A white 1998 GMC Sierra pickup driven by a 5-year-old man came to the checkpoint, where a K-9 team indicated that something suspicious was on board.
Attention was particularly drawn to the engine area of the vehicle. So, at a secondary inspection, agents discovered four packages stored in a container “placed within a natural void” in the engine.
The packages was 2.25 kilograms of black tar heroin, valued at $51,750.
The press release concludes, “The man, a legal permanent resident originally from Mexico, the narcotics and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.”