Border officers seize 92 pounds of heroin from car driven by 81-year-old woman

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 92 pounds of heroin Wednesday that was found in a car driven by an 81-year-old woman.

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As a line of cars awaited inspection at the Tecate point of entry, the K-9 team alerted officers to the driver's side of a vehicle, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release. Upon further inspection, officers say they extracted 34 packages of heroin from the door's rocker panels.

Drugs found hidden in vehicle driven by 81 year old woman, according to border patrol officers.
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Drugs found hidden in vehicle driven by 81 year old woman, according to border patrol officers.

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The confiscated drugs have a street value of over $872,000, according to the CBP news release.

The driver, who was not named, was arrested and placed into the custody of Homeland Security Investigations agents for further processing.