Police allegedly find over 1,400 bags of heroin hidden inside man’s body

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Photo of Fernando Estrella from PIX11 courtesy of Vermont State Police

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (March 31, 2016) — A New York man was arrested after police say they found over 1,400 bags of heroin stashed in his anal cavity.

Vermont State Police told PIX11 that they stopped Fernando Estrella, 41, for several motor vehicle violations on Tuesday.

Authorities say a police dog detected drugs, but police were unable to find any in the vehicle.

Police told PIX11 that they got a warrant for a body cavity search. They transported Estrella to a local hospital and 1,428 bags of heroin were removed from his anal cavity.

Estrella was arrested for felony heroin possession, heroin trafficking, heroin importation and violating conditions of his release.