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CBP Officers Make Largest Heroin Seizure Ever in Presidio

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PRESIDIO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers made the largest heroin seizure ever on Tuesday morning.

The drugs were found around 10 a.m. when a Mexican male citizen driving a 2005 Renault Megane made entry from Mexico.

We're told the driver and the vehicle were sent for a secondary search where officers found a compartment in the undercarriage.

In the undercarriage compartment was 33 pounds of black-tar heroin.

Officials say this is the largest heroin seizure ever recorded at the crossing.

The driver, 23-year-old David Ubaldo Castanon of Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico, was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HSI agents with connection with the failed smuggling attempt.

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