Suspected heroin dealer arrested in Portland

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PORTLAND — A man sought on heroin distribution charges since June was arrested Monday at the Portland Transportation Center on Thompsons Point Road.

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said Tuesday that Anicet Kondombo, 27, of Bronx, New York, was arrested around 8:15 p.m. as he got off a bus that had just arrived from New York.

Kondombo has been charged with aggravated trafficking in heroin, which McCausland said stemmed from a search of his Biddeford apartment in June that netted 4.8 grams of heroin and $3,700. His apartment was across the street from a school, which elevated the charge.

On Monday, Kondombo was discovered carrying 13 grams of prepackaged heroin with an estimated street value of $2,100, McCausland said.

Kondombo, a west African who came to the U.S. in 2011 on a now-expired student visa, is being held at Cumberland County Jail on $100,000 bail. More charges are expected, McCausland said.

His arrest came after a combined investigation and search by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Marshal’s Service and the Biddeford, Kennebunk and South Portland police departments.