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NOGALES, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) – Customs and Border Protection officers recovered over $1 million in drugs and arrested seven people in smuggling attempts last week.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection tells KGUN9 that on Feb. 18 CBP officers recovered an estimated $50,500 in methamphetamine hidden in an SUV.Meth51

The driver of the SUV, 25-year-old Jorge Gerardo was taken into custody.

The next day, more than $7,600 worth of methamphetamine was recovered from 43-year-old Dinorah Eunice Suarez-Osorio. CBP officers say the drugs were concealed under her clothing and attached to her calves.

That same day, 25-year-old Eder Martin Gonzalez and 22-year-old Estrella Jazmin Ramirez-Perez were taken into custody after CBP officers discovered $53,000 worth of cocaine hidden in Gonzalez’s Volkswagen.

Officers also found $280,000 worth of cocaine in the sedan belonging to Ramirez-Perez.

On. Feb. 21, 47-year-old Maria Leticia Gurrola-Ortega and 46-year-old Judith Coronado de la Reyes were taken into custody after CBP officers found $472,000 worth of heroin and five pounds of methamphetamine in the pair’s SUV.

Finally, on Feb. 22, 43-year-old Carlos Alberto Franco Bours attempted to smuggle $272,000 worth of heroin across the border. The heroin was discovered by a canine team in his sedan.

CBP officers processed all vehicles and drugs for seizure.

All of the suspects were referred to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.








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