Kodiak-bound heroin, worth $14,000, intercepted at Anchorage airport

Devin Kelly

A drug bust at the Anchorage airport on Sunday led to the seizure of Kodiak-bound black tar heroin bound with a street value of $14,000 of more, authorities said.

About 3 p.m. on Sunday, someone tipped off the Anchorage Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics team that heroin was on its way to Kodiak, according to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch.

A joint investigation by the Kodiak Police Department Narcotics and the Anchorage Police Department's K-9 unit resulted in a female passenger being taken into custody at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the dispatch said. Authorities seized 20 grams of black tar heroin, with an estimated Kodiak street value ranging from $14,000 to $20,000, according to Alaska State Troopers.

The woman, who was traveling on a local air carrier, was arrested and taken to Anchorage Correctional Complex, where she was being held in lieu of $20,000 cash bail, the dispatch said.

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