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Man found dead on guardrail in US had eaten up to $500K in heroin

/ 12:33 AM September 28, 2016
This Wednesday, June 10, 2015 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows 16 packages of methamphetamine and heroin found in a car being driven by two Mexican nationals at the U.S.-Mexico border port of entry in Nogales, Ariz. AP

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CLEARFIELD, Pennsylvania — A Pennsylvania coroner says a Guatemalan found dead over a guardrail had swallowed up to $500,000 worth of heroin and was killed when one of the packets burst.

Clearfield County Coroner Mike Morris tells WJAC-TV (http://bit.ly/2d0rqTS ) he’s working with state police and drug enforcement agents to determine the source and destination of the drugs.

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Morris says the man’s name is Boris Reyes, though he has yet to confirm the man’s age.

A passing motorist found the body along a rural road on Sept. 16.

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Authorities had suspected Reyes was a drug courier. They say tests indicate he had swallowed “multiple packets” of heroin worth a total of $250,000 to $500,000.

Morris won’t say how the drugs were packaged.

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