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'King of Heroin' spoke of drug deals in tape

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 13, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Mexico's alleged "King of Heroin" was caught on tape talking to his co-conspirators about drug transactions worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

According to court documents obtained by the Ventura County Star, 36-year-old Jose Antonio Medina Arreguin also talked about stashing away drugs in secret locations in the wiretap conversations.

Arreguin was booked into jail Oct. 13 after he was extradited from his home country of Mexico. He pleaded not guilty to conspiring to transport heroin for sale.

He is due back in Ventura County Superior Court for a hearing on Dec. 9.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.