Montgomery Co. business owner charged in massive drug bust

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Police say David Pacheco transported $9 million worth of heroin.

A Montgomery County business owner has been arrested and charged as the result of a massive drug bust.

Police say David Pacheco transported $9 million worth of heroin.

Investigators say they had Pacheco under surveillance for months, including cameras at his D and J Towing Company in Norristown.

Pacheco allegedly used car batteries built in Mexico to transport the drugs from Georgia to New York City. The batteries still worked, but they had hidden compartments.

Police say Pacheco repeatedly ran drugs from Atlanta to the Bronx, stopping at his Norristown business in between.

He was arrested last month along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in King of Prussia.

At the time, police say he was carrying three kilos of heroin.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele explains, "Taking more than three kilos of heroin out of this pipeline is a huge success for the safety and the well-being of the people of this county and our larger region."

Pacheco is charged with transporting a total of 27 kilos, or 60 pounds of heroin, over the course of nine different trips.

His alleged suppliers in Atlanta and the Bronx are also facing charges.
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