Opium discovered in Pleasant Hill man's luggage

Nearly five ounces of opium concealed in shampoo and lotion bottles found in Pleasant Hill man's luggage. (photo courtesy TSA)

March 8, 2013 2:19:59 PM PST
A Pleasant Hill man is under arrest after TSA officers discovered nearly five ounces of opium concealed inside shampoo and lotion bottles in his luggage.

Customs and border protection officers arrested 63-year-old Mehdi Moshirian at Washington Dulles International Airport on March 1. He'd flown in from Frankfurt, Germany.

Customs officials found the opium after an x-ray detected anomalies in two bottles of shampoo and a bottle of lotion. They say the drugs are worth about $4,000 on the street.