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CBP officers arrest 2, seize cocaine and heroin

  • Customs and Border Protection officers seized 26 pounds of cocaine that was found hidden in the flooring of sedan Friday at the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales.
    U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionCustoms and Border Protection officers seized 26 pounds of cocaine that was found hidden in the flooring of sedan Friday at the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales.

Two Mexican nationals were arrested in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle 26 pounds of cocaine and 5 pounds of heroin into the United States through the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday.

Customs and Border Protection officers referred the 27-year-old driver of a sedan for a secondary inspection of the car on Friday after a CBP canine detected the scent of possible drugs, CBP said.

Officers found 26 pounds of cocaine, worth $300,000, that was wrapped into 11 packages inside the vehicle's flooring, CBP said.

On Saturday, officers working at the pedestrian crossing found six packages of heroin inside a 38-year-old woman's suitcase after an X-ray and CBP dog detected possible drugs. The heroin weighed 5 pounds and is valued at about $66,000, CBP said.

The man and woman were turned over ICE's Homeland Security Investigations and the drugs and vehicle were seized, CBP said.

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