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Granny said heroin was for Ft. Lauderdale man

I found the four-page federal charging document filed against Maria Resfa Garzon de Arenas, the 74-year-old who allegedly tried to bring 6.5 pounds of heroin through the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport last week.

Read the PDF here: Download garzon.pdf

As you can see in the complaint, signed by Special Agent Jorge Gomez of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Garzon said she knowingly smuggled the heroin from Bogota, Colombia. She intended to deliver it to a man in Fort Lauderdale for $23,000 (investigators had estimated the heroin's street value at $180,000).

Prosecutors are asking that she be held without bond. Garzon's public defender will argue against that Wednesday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, where she's scheduled for a 10 a.m. hearing in front of Magistrate Judge Barry Seltzer.


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