Texas Border Cops Find Heroin Inside Mexican Fire Extinguishers

Texas Border Cops Find Heroin Inside Mexican Fire Extinguishers

Cops in the Texas border city of Pharr found approximately 11 pounds of brown heroin inside two fire extinguishers that had just crossed into the country from Mexico.

A Pharr police officer tried to pull over a black Dodge charger for a routine traffic violation earlier this week. The driver, who was only described as a Hispanic male, ran away as soon as the car stopped. The individual was able to elude capture, information provided to Breitbart Texas by Pharr Police shows. 

The area of the traffic stop is not far from the Reynosa-Pharr International Bridge, one of the main commercial points of entry along the Texas border. Investigators brought a police dog to check on the car and it led them to two fire extinguishers from Mexico as having possible contraband inside. The cops cut open the extinguishers and found the packages with 11 pounds of heroin valued at $160,000. Inside the car, the cops also seized $2,000 in cash. 

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