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CBP seizes $90K worth of drugs at Nogales port of entry

TUCSON – Federal authorities have seized more than 90 pounds of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl at the Port of Nogales over the past several days.

Last Friday, Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Pedestrian Crossing stopped a pair of sisters aged 20 and 22 as they were coming into the United States from Mexico.

Officers say they searched the women, after a CBP canine alerted.

Authorities say the women had internally concealed packages containing almost a pound of fentanyl worth more than $13,000.

On Saturday morning, CBP officers at the Mariposa Crossing seized 61 pounds of methamphetamine worth $183,000 hidden under the seats of a vehicle being driven by a 36-year old woman from Nogales, Sonora.

In that case, officers also seized four pounds of fentanyl worth approximately $53,000.

On Tuesday, officers searched a 21-year-old man from Mexico after a CPB canine alerted to the man’s Toyota sedan.

Inside the vehicle, officers found more than six pounds of fentanyl worth $87,000.

They also found more than nine pounds of cocaine worth more than $229,000, and more than eight pounds of heroin worth more than $241,000.


Paul Birmingtham

Paul Birmingtham

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