1 arrested, 1 on the loose after Manhattan heroin bust

August 12, 2013 4:43:06 AM PDT
The search is on Monday for a second suspect after a major drug bust in Manhattan.

Police say two officers spotted a man tossing a duffle bag into the trunk of a double-parked Nissan in Inwood just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

When officers approached the vehicle, the man who threw the bag ran away.

Police say 26-year-old Joancis Delacruz-Arias remained in the driver's seat and let the officers search the bag.

They found nearly 20 pounds of heroin inside, with a street value of approximately $750,000.

Delacruz-Arias was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Anyone with information about the search for the second person is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).