Man faces drug charges after NJ airport arrest - New York News

Man faces drug charges after NJ airport arrest

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New York City man has been arrested after police say he returned to an airport rental car place to retrieve a package that contained heroin.

Workers at a Budget Rental Car agency at Newark Liberty International Airport contacted police on Tuesday after finding a suspicious package inside a returned vehicle.

Port Authority police say a bag found under the dashboard contained 250 packages of heroin.

Police say 30-year-old Carlos Tavarez of the Bronx rented the vehicle March 30, and later contacted Budget to say he needed to retrieve something.

Tavarez was summoned to Newark airport on Wednesday to retrieve his package. Police say he was arrested after confirming the bag was his.

Tavarez is in custody on $150,000 bail. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.

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