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Cops: Bronx Man Arrested After Leaving Heroin In Rental Car At Newark Airport

Carlos Tavarez (PAPD)

Carlos Tavarez (PAPD)

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A Bronx man has been arrested after police said he returned to an airport rental car place to retrieve a package that contained hundreds of packets of heroin.

Workers at a Budget Rent A Car at Newark Liberty International Airport contacted police on Tuesday after finding a suspicious package inside a returned vehicle.

Port Authority Police said a bag found under the dashboard contained 250 packages of heroin.

Police say 30-year-old Carlos Tavarez rented the car on Sunday and later contacted Budget to say he needed to retrieve something.

Tavarez was summoned to Newark Airport on Wednesday to retrieve his package. Undercover Port Authority Police were waiting and made the arrest after Tavarez confirmed the bag was his.

He has been charged with possession of heroin and suspected sale of heroin.

Tavarez is in custody on $150,000 bail.

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