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NOGALES – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s officers arrested two Mexican national men and two U.S. citizen women for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin in separate incidents through the Port of Nogales on Sunday, Nov. 23.

A 34-year-old Mexican national from Sonora, Mexico was apprehended after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers at the DeConcini crossing of 48.6 pounds of methamphetamine hidden within the seats of the suspect’s 2006 Honda Odyssey. The drugs found were estimated to be worth nearly $146,000.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted the officers in separate incident of 19.65 pounds of methamphetamine hidden within the rocker panels of a 47-year-old man’s 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The Nogales, Sonora resident was arrested for attempting to smuggle the contraband worth nearly $59,000.

A Tucson woman was apprehended at the same port after a CBP narcotics detection canine found multiple packages of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine in her 2006 Kia Sorento. The cocaine, weighing 7.8 pounds, heroin, weighing 4.65 pounds, and the methamphetamine, weighing 9.6 pounds, had a combined value of about $176,000.

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Another Tucson woman was arrested at the port after a CBP detection canine discovered fifteen packages of cocaine and heroin in the rear passenger seat of her KIA Sorento. Eight of the packages contained nine pounds of 48, four packages contained four pounds of heroin and three packages contained seven pounds of cocaine. The drugs had a combined value of over $156,500.

All the drugs and vehicles were process for seizure and the suspects were referred to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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