WARREN (WWJ) – Nearly six kilos of heroin are off the streets and a suspected drug trafficker is arrested in St. Clair Shores.

It was a DEA investigation that spanned the country reports WWJ’s Zahra Huber.  Federal authorities intercepted a heroin delivery that started in Texas — confiscated 5.6 kilos of heroin — but continued with the “drop” in the city of Warren.

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Police say undercover agents sold fake heroine to Maria Leyva, a suspected drug mule.

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From there, police say Leyva went to a hotel in St. Clair Shores — where she was supposed to meet an intended buyer — who never showed.

Leyva was arrested and taken back to Warren and has been indicted on a charge of possession with intent to deliver.

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The case remains open as the authorities continue to investigate.