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.

You May Also Be Interested In These Stories

[display-posts category=”news” posts_per_page=”4″]
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


Leave a Reply