Nearly 20 pounds of heroin found inside several laptop bags

Harlingen Police Department: Jorge Valenzuela Saldana

Harlingen police arrested a man after they found 19.1 pounds of heroin inside his vehicle.

Police said Jorge Valenzuela Saldana was stopped on the 2600 block of South Expressway 77 for failing to use a turn signal.

During the traffic stop, officers saw several laptop bags that were empty but felt heavy.

Once they cut a laptop bag open, officer discovered the narcotics.

Saldana was taken to the Harlingen City Jail.

The Matamoros resident was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The heroin had an estimated street value of over $1 million.

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