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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A 38-year-old Asian visitor was arrested and referred to criminal court on drug trafficking charges for smuggling 258g of heroin into the country.
The incident dates back to last September, when police got a tip off about the defendant’s drug activities and planned an ambush to arrest him.
The arrest plan was successful and the defendant was caught in possession of heroin capsules, weighing 258g.
Maximum punishment is expected for the defendant according to the major felony he had committed.
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