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$130K worth of heroin seized at border checkpoint

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Courtesy: Border Patrol Courtesy: Border Patrol

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended three suspects over the weekend near the Interstate 19 checkpoint -- each accused of attempting to smuggle brown-tar heroin.

On Friday, two Mexican nationals were caught; each smuggling 4.5 pounds of the drug.  On Sunday, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen was arrested at the checkpoint with 1.75 pounds of heroin concealed under his clothes.

The smugglers will face federal prosecution.

The heroin, which totaled 10.75 pounds, has an estimated value of $130,000.

No names were released.

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