BENSALEM, Pa. — Cops confiscated $600,000 worth of raw heroin and busted four South Jersey men on drug peddling charges, police said on Friday of their search warrant operation on the 2900 block of Lincoln Highway.
Raymer Carrasco, 26, Jose Vargas, 20, Melvin Torres, 18 and Francisco Saldana, 21, all from Camden, N.J., were locked up at the Bucks County prison on $750,000 cash bail on charges they possessed about one kilogram of raw heroin, a stolen .40-caliber handgun and thousands of items to package bulk heroin for re-sale, police said.
Authorities said the heroin was packaged and wrapped in balloons, which is a common means of smuggling drugs to avoid detection in airports and other mass transit travel.
“The heroin, a major addictive drug, was going to be cut, packaged and sold to people throughout the Delaware Valley,” Bensalem police alleged.
Bensalem cops Dave Clee and Matt Tobie initiated the drug bust when they observed a “suspicious vehicle” in a parking lot on the 2900 block of Lincoln Highway, police said. The bust occurred Thursday on property owned by a hotel, according to news reports.
Published: Friday, November 05, 2010
By SULAIMAN ABDUR-RAHMAN
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Drug bust seizes $600K in heroin