Five pounds of heroin seized

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) Authorities said they intercepted a shipment of heroin hidden inside an SUV.

    The US Attorneys office said two men were charged with drug conspiracy after the SUV was shipped to Anchorage.  Alfred Carranza and Jose Rivas-Ortiz Junior were held to await a court appearance.

    Alaska State Troopers said they received a tip last week that a suspicious vehicle was being shipped from Thermal, California to Anchorage.

    A K-9 unit was used to sniff the exterior of the SUV and the dog alerted to the vehicle.  10 bundles of the drug were located in the engine compartment.

     

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