15 Pounds Of Heroin Seized At Border Patrol Checkpoint

Authorities at the US Border Patrol checkpoint near Alamagordo have seized more than 15 pounds of heroin. The seizure was made on July 10th, according to a statement from the Border Patrol. Three people were arrested. They are 18 year-old Goretty Aguirre, a Mexican National, 18 year-old Mari oChavez Junior, and 18 year-old Nicholas Ramon Diaz, both of El Paso, Texas. All three are charged with conspiracy and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. They made their initial court appearance in Las Cruces on Thursday. If convicted, the three will face 10 years to life in prison.