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$144,000 in heroin discovered on tour bus near Salton Sea

Published On: May 13 2013 01:33:34 PM CDT
Updated On: May 13 2013 01:38:45 PM CDT
SALTON CITY, Calif. -

Border Patrol agents seized $144,000 worth of heroin Saturday after a man tried to take the drug through the Highway 86 checkpoint while riding a tour bus.

At around 11 a.m., agents moved the tour bus to a secondary search area where they questioned an 18-year-old passenger.

During questioning, agents discovered 4.5 pounds of the drug in two vacuumed-sealed packages strapped to the passenger's waistband.

The suspect, a Lawfully Admitted Permanent Resident of the United States, was arrested without incident and turned over to DEA for further investigation.