State police seize drugs worth over $2 million dollars

By Amanda Klein | August 7, 2018

State police on Monday seized 8 pounds of suspected heroin with a street value of just over $2 million dollars during a traffic stop on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County according to a criminal complaint.

Two men, Abel De Jesus Diplan, 36, of Philadelphia, and Any Crijleipy De Leon Jiminez, 27, of Bronx, N.Y., were arrested during the stop and are being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on drug charges.

Just before 1:15 p.m. a trooper stopped a Jeep Grand Cherokee near mile marker 99 in Donegal Township for failing to properly signal a turn while changing lanes, according to the filing.

After the two men consented to a search of the vehicle police found four kilogram-sized packages containing the drugs hidden in an electronic compartment.

Both men are scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on August 17.

Amanda Klein can be contacted at amanda.klein@grantstreetnews.com