Traffic Stop on I-10 in Pinal County Results in Seizure of 8.5 lbs. of Heroin
Illegal drugs found in abandoned luggage in van.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
- For Immediate Release -
Pinal County - On March 13, 2018, detectives assigned to the Arizona Department of Public Safety Border Strike Force (AZBSF), stopped a shuttle van near mile post 173 for violating traffic laws.
During the stop, detectives noted several indicators of criminal activity. Detectives discovered 8.5 pounds of heroin within an unclaimed piece of luggage. The approximate street value of the heroin is $270,000.
Removing heroin, as with all opioids, off our streets is a top priority for the Border Strike Force.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.