Border Patrol agents arrest 2 men with heroin in shoes

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Heroin hidden in shoes By Jennifer Thomas Heroin hidden in shoes By Jennifer Thomas

YUMA, Ariz.  – U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested two men after finding nearly 5 pounds of heroin hidden in their shoes.

Agents from Yuma Sector's Wellton Station arrested the two Mexican nationals Wednesday at the Interstate 8 checkpoint east of Yuma.

The two men were traveling in a shuttle bus and were referred for a secondary inspection after an alert by a drug-detection dog, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The agents discovered approximately $150,000 worth of heroin hidden in the men's shoes, according to officials.

The men and the heroin were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.