$600K China White Heroin Confiscated from Smuggler in Murrietta, CA

Breitbart — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents apprehended a man caught transporting approximately $636,400 of extremely potent China White Heroin along I-15 in Murrietta, California Tuesday morning, just weeks after a $166K bust in nearby San Clemente. About 9 a.m. Tuesday morning CBP agents stopped a man in a Volkswagon Passat headed north on I-15 for questioning, according to a CBP release. The driver claimed to be headed to the neighboring city of Temecula to visit his uncle. During the stop a K-9 was alerted to the vehicle. The male driver consented to a vehicle search at a checkpoint close by. Heroin weighing an approximate 32.63 pounds was found inside an after-market compartment within the vehicle’s exhaust tunnel, during a search of the Passat. The estimated $636,400 of China White Heroin was found packaged in 24 individual bundles wrapped with cellophane. Agents arrested the 21-year-old U.S. citizen driving the vehicle for possession of the controlled substance with intent to distribute. He was handed over to Riverside County Sheriff’s Special Investigative Bureau. [Read More]