Feds seize $14M in heroin from 2 pickups with NC plates

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One of the trucks seized, left, and the heroin bundled inside the axle and the drive shaft casings. (NYPD)

One of the trucks seized, left, and the heroin bundled inside the axle and the drive shaft casings. (NYPD)

ELMHURST, N.Y. — A New York task force arrested two men, one from North Carolina, in Elmhurst, N.Y., on Tuesday evening and charged them with transporting about 100 pounds of heroin hidden within vehicle parts, the New York Police Department announced in a release Wednesday.

The Drug Enforcement Administration estimated the drugs are worth at least $14 million.

About 8 p.m. Tuesday, agents and officers observed a blue pickup and a silver pickup towing a hitch trailer and driving in tandem. Both vehicles had North Carolina license plates and were driving slowly. One vehicle was unregistered and both circled blocks several times. At 8:45 p.m., agents and officers approached the vehicles and identified themselves.

Read more: WTVD

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