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Man accused of trying to smuggle heroin into Arizona

SAN LUIS, Ariz. — A Mexican man is in custody for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 13 pounds of heroin into southern Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said 31-year-old Macario Angulo-Petris was arrested Thursday at the Port of San Luis. He’s from San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora.

CBP officials said seven packages of heroin were found in Angulo-Petris’ SUV after a narcotics detection canine alerted them to the presence of drugs underneath the vehicle.

The heroin was valued at $178,000.

The drugs and vehicle were seized, and Angulo-Petris was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Authorities didn’t immediately know Friday if he had legal representation yet.


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