Man arrested with equivalent of 1,400 bags of heroin inside his body

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A New York man went through a lot of effort to try and hide the equivalent of 1,400 bags of heroin, but it was all for naught when Vermont State Police stopped him and discovered the stash – inside of his body.

 

Fernando Estrella, a 41-year-old from the Bronx, was pulled over in St. Albans City, Vermont early Tuesday morning for “numerous motor vehicle violations” when the search for contraband began, Vermont State Police (VSP) said in a press release. Police were alerted to the possibility of drugs by a K9 unit that was accompanying them.

The search came up empty at first, as police couldn’t find anything in the vehicle itself. However, they did uncover a heroin needle and a cooking cap, according to the New York Daily News.

Estrella was detained and officers then sought a warrant for a body cavity search. Conducted at a local hospital, the search turned up “approximately 1,428 bags worth of Heroin,” police said.

While the troopers did not officially state where the drugs were found when they announced the arrest, Sergeant John Helfant of the VSP told the Daily News that three condoms filled with heroin were found inside Estrella’s rectum. Read more


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