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Motorcyclist arrested with nearly half a million dollars of heroin in fuel tank

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 18:33:48-05

Border patrol agents arrested a Mexican national at the Port of Nogales after finding nearly $460,000 worth of heroin in the gas tank of his motorcycle.

The 32-year-old man was referred for further inspection of his motorcycle after a canine was alerted to the fuel tank. 

Officers investigated and found nearly 30 pounds of heroin in the tank.

CBP officers seized the drugs and motorcycle, and turned the subject over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.