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Yuma Sector agents seize $400,000 in heroin at Greyhound station

Yuma Sector agents seized more than 20 pounds of heroin worth more than $400,000 at a Greyhound bus station in Blythe, Calif., on Wednesday, authorities said. 

Two Mexican men were arrested after agents discovered that the pair had violated their visa bys traveling more than 25 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border in California, said Brett Worsencroft, a Border Patrol spokesman. 

Agents searched their baggage and found 19 packages of brown heroin concealed in caulking tubes hidden in their luggage, Worsencroft said. 

Both men were arrested on immigration and narcotics violations and the drugs were seized for processing by Yuma Sector agents.

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More than $400,000 in heroin found in luggage at the Greyhound bus station by Yuma Sector agents.