NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBSMiami/AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been found guilty of transporting $1 million in heroin in a hollowed-out battery from Atlanta to New York City.READ MORE: Storms Causing Flight Delays At South Florida Airports
Authorities say 45-year-old David Pacheco smuggled the heroin in a hollowed-out car battery as part of a scheme that sent him on nine trafficking missions. He was convicted in a Montgomery County court on Thursday.
He says he made the smuggling runs because a powerful drug cartel in Mexico threatened members of his family.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 5,520 New Cases, 9 Deaths Reported On Sunday
He was arrested in January 2016 with roughly 6 pounds of heroin worth about $1 million.
A lawyer for Pacheco says they plan to appeal the drug trafficking charges. Court records did not list a sentencing date.MORE NEWS: Former President Trump Targets McConnell, Pence During Speech To GOP Donors
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