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Illegal Alien Caught With More Than $200,000 Worth Of Heroin In California

MIRANDA, CA - On May 12, agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force arrested Rafaela Castillo-Ramirez, 41, following an investigation in which the accused was suspected of working for a Mexican drug cartel.


The woman's vehicle was pulled over on Maple Hills Road and searched.


KRCR reported:


"When agents searched the vehicle, they found a makeshift compartment under the rear seat with five pounds of heroin packaged for sales inside, according to agents."


The drugs represent a street value of approximately $224,000.


Castillo-Ramirez is from the Mexican state of Sinaloa, according to court documents.


Castillo-Ramirez was charged with possession and transportation of controlled substances for sale, having a false compartment within a motor vehicle and violating the state's 'shelter-in-place order.' She is currently being held at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on $500,000 bail.