Border Patrol Agents Nab Smuggler, Seize Nearly $3 Million Worth Of Fentanyl And Meth

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized $3 million worth of narcotics Saturday. [Photo courtesy CBP]

TUCSON – On Saturday evening, a Mexican man was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents after they caught him with $3 million worth of meth and fentanyl.

At around 5 p.m., agents came across the three suspected illegal immigrants walking north from the International Border a half-mile west of the Lukeville Port of Entry, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The smuggler had camouflage backpacks filled with approximately 14 pounds of fentanyl and 55 pounds of meth.

The 40-year-old smuggler, who was in the country illegally, is facing federal charges for drug smuggling. He and narcotics were turned over to special agents with Homeland Security Investigations.

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