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Man arrested for trying to smuggle nearly $320,000 worth of heroin into the US

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Man arrested for trying to smuggle nearly $320,000 worth of heroin into the US

By Sasha Loftis. CREATED Oct 28, 2013

NOGALES Ariz. (KGUN9-TV)- Customs and Border Protection Officers arrested a man for trying to smuggle nearly 24 pounds of heroin through the Port of Nogales Friday.

Narcotics canines alerted officers to to 21-year-old Ramon Alejandro Jimenez-Espinoza's Hyundai sedan, after he was referred for an additional inspection. They found 16 packages of heroin in the vehicle, worth close to $326,000.

The drugs and car were both processed for seizure. They turned Jimenez over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.