WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Three Long Island residents have been arrested in connection with the seizure of nearly 40 pounds of heroin shipped to a couple’s home from Guatemala.
Omar Valera-Martinez, Christian Guzman and Tracy Suarez-Cruz were charged Wednesday with conspiracy to import heroin into the United States, according to Newsday.READ MORE: Fashion World Remembers Iconic Journalist André Leon Talley
Agents with the Department of Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Administration tracked the heroin from Guatemala to the home of Suarez-Cruz and Guzman in Westbury, officials said.
The drugs, concealed in 240 plastic bags labeled “coffee,” were shipped through a DHL courier facility in Ohio.READ MORE: New York Attorney General: Trump Organization Misled Banks And Tax Officials
Customs officers discovered “an off-white, tannish powdery substance” in the shipment, which tested positive for heroin.
If convicted, the trio could face up to life in prison.MORE NEWS: Mayor Adams Vows Crackdown On Drivers And Cyclists Who Fail To Yield For Pedestrians: 'Stop, Let Them Cross'
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