TUCSON, Ariz. – Over 90 pounds of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and suspected fentanyl were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales on Friday. The drugs were seized in two separate incidents.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing seized nearly 57 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $171,000 and arrested a 37-year-old Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, man.
“About an hour later, a CBP narcotics detection canine at the Mariposa Crossing alerted to a Jeep SUV that was crossing back into the U.S. from Mexico,” reports CBP. “The 24-year-old Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, man was found to have several packages of drugs throughout the vehicle. The drugs were identified as just more than five pounds of cocaine, worth more than $121,000. CBP officers also seized nearly 21 pounds of meth, worth nearly $63,000; more than six pounds of heroin, worth $164,000 and more than a pound of fentanyl, worth almost $16,000.”