Ventura County Assists in the Arrest of the “King of Heroin” – California Health and Safety Code section 11352

By: Wallin & Klarich

It was recently reported in the LA Times that authorities in Ventura County assisted in the arrest of an alleged heroin kingpin in Mexico. Mexican officials apprehended “the king of heroin,” Jose Antonio Medina Arreguin last week based on the investigative work of Ventura County prosecutors and narcotic officers. Arreguin has been alleged to have smuggled 440 pounds of heroin monthly into California for at least three years, hiding the heroin in secret compartments built into automobiles. Mexican narcotics officials said his operation brought in about $12 million a month.

Under California Health and Safety Code section 11352, transportation of a controlled substance is defined as any person who transports, imports into this state, sells, furnishes, administers, or gives away, or offers to transport, import into this state, sell, furnish, administer, or give away, or attempts to import into this state or transport a controlled substance. More importantly, transporting a controlled substance is a felony punishable by three, four, or five years in a state prison.

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