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DEA: 89 pounds of white heroin seized in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. — Federal authorities have arrested seven people and seized
89 pounds of white heroin at a stash house in Tucson.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials say “Operation Smack Talk”
targeted a large-scale Mexican heroin trafficking organization responsible for
moving hundreds of pounds of heroin from Tucson to different West Coast cities.

DEA special agents worked with Homeland Security Investigations and Tucson
police to execute a federal search on what they suspected to be a stash house
last Friday.

Agents found the heroin hidden inside of a bedroom closet at the Tucson home.

They say the drug was smuggled into Arizona from Mexico by using hidden
compartments in cars crossing the border.

Authorities say the seven arrested are facing drug trafficking charges. The
arrests were part of an 11-month investigation.

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