Police find man with 7 loaves of heroin worth a staggering $3 millionBy Mason White 5:07 PM October 19, 2015
By: Tanya Malhotra
A man was arrested after he told police to search his car during a routine traffic stop.
Deputies in Oklahoma, said that they pulled over the man after they witnessed him swerving in and out of lanes.
Officers were concerned that he may be either intoxicated or fatigued so they pulled him over.
The driver, 25-year-old Jorge Vasconcelos from Arizona, told police that he was tired because he was traveling from Arizona to Georgia, in order to help his girlfriend move.
Deputies recommended that he take a nap before he continues to drive. However, while talking to police, Vasconcelos suddenly said that he was not a criminal and police can search his truck.
Officer found a pistol in the front seat. When they opened the hood of the car, officers found pure heroin in a hidden compartment inside the engine.
The operation was so sophisticated, the sheriff’s office believed to he is part of drug smuggling ring.
The 7 loaves of pure heroin weighed 17 pounds and has a street value of $3 million, police said. Vasconcelos now faces a number of charges, including aggravated trafficking in heroin and possession of a firearm.