Man caught trying to smuggle black tar heroin internally at Presidio Port

Man caught trying to smuggle black tar heroin internally at Presidio Port
(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations)

PRESIDIO COUNTY, TX (KWES) - One man is in big trouble after being caught with black tar heroin at the Presidio Port of Entry.

Customs and Border Protection officers said the 33-year-old U.S. citizen was arrested on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the report, the man applied for entry through pedestrian primary and was selected for a secondary exam.

Authorities said during the secondary exam, a CBP K-9 made a positive alert for the presence of narcotics.

The man was taken to a local hospital and an examination revealed that the man was smuggling drugs internally.

In the end, officers seized just over 4 ounces of black tar heroin.

The man was later arrested and turned over to ICE/HIS agents to face federal drug smuggling charges associated with the failed attempt.

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