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Man carrying 8 kilograms of narcotics in car arrested; kids in backseat

BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Branford Police found eight kilograms of narcotics after pulling a man over for a motor vehicle violation.

Officers pulled over Maria Zambrano, 20, and Carlos Hernandez-Salazar, 27, of Canton, Ohio for having heavily tinted windows on his vehicle.

During the stop, officers noticed Hernandez-Salazar was acting unusually nervous.

The trunk of the vehicle was searched and officers located eight packages of narcotics inside of a duffel bag. Hernandez-Salazar was then arrested.

He was charged with Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Sell and Risk of Injury to a Minor. He had two children in the backseat of his vehicle during his arrest.

The narcotics were found to have a mixture of fentanyl and tramadol with a street value of $2 million.

His bond is currently set at $500,000.

Zambrano, the operator of the vehicle, was not arrested.


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