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Traffic stop in Illinois leads to $3M heroin seizure

November 12, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Traffic stop in Illinois leads to $3M heroin seizure

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A traffic stop carried out by an Illinois State trooper on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of two Mexican natives and the seizure of 13.9 kilos of heroin in their semi tractor-trailer.

Based on estimations from havoscope.com and addictionresource.com, the street value of the drugs is approximately $2.78 million.

Those sites place the average black market price of a gram of heroin in the U.S. at $200.

Illinois State Police District 21 Ashkum indicated that the trooper pulled the vehicle over after it performed a lane violation just before 6 pm, The Daily Journal reported.

Pedro Felix Vazquez-Salas, 40, and 51-year-old Jose Luis Rayon-Garcia have been charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to deliver. Both suspects are from Nuevo Laredo.

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