CBP Seizes $282K Worth Of Marijuana, Heroin and Meth

CBP officers discovered 202 pounds of marijuana hidden inside of a vehicle attempting to enter the U.S. through the Port of Douglas in Arizona [Photo courtesy CBP]

TUCSON, Ariz. – Two U.S. citizens and one Mexican national were arrested for smuggling nearly 380 pounds of marijuana, heroin and meth by Customs and Border Protection agents.

A 42-year-old Mexican male was referred for additional inspection of his Chevy truck as he attempted to enter the U.S. through the port on Saturday afternoon. A CBP narcotics canine alerted to nearly 180 packages of marijuana throughout the vehicle. The drugs weighed 202 pounds, with an estimated value of more than $60,000.

On Sunday afternoon, a 45-year-old Los Lunas, New Mexico woman was referred for further inspection as she attempted to enter the U.S. through the port. When officers searched her Chevy truck, they determined the spare tire was filled with drugs. Inside were 15 pounds of heroin, worth nearly $171,000 as well as 4 pounds of meth, worth more than $3,000.

On Monday morning, officers referred a 20-year-old Mesa man for further inspection of his Nissan truck after he attempted to enter the U.S. through the Port of Douglas. A CBP narcotics detection canine lead officers to search the vehicle and find 10 bundles of marijuana behind a false wall in the front of the truck bed. The drugs, weighing nearly 159 pounds, have an estimated value of nearly $48,000.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles.

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