CBP: $465K in meth found with load of cucumbers
Customs and Border Protection officers found 155 pounds of methamphetamine in a shipment of cucumbers on Friday. It was one of two seizures of the drug made at Nogales crossings over the last week, authorities said.
CBP officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility arrested Sinuel Gonzalez-Dominguez, 34, from Nogales, Sonora, after a drug dog alerted them to the presence of drugs in the tractor-trailer he was driving. Hidden in the trailer’s rear doors was 155 pounds of meth, worth almost $465,000, the agency said in a news release.
Sunday, officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Edwin Elevier Lara-Ruiz, 20, of Nogales, Sonora, when a drug dog led them to 23 pounds of meth and 15 pounds of heroin hidden in a floor compartment between the seats of his Dodge truck.
The methamphetamine was worth almost $70,000, and the heroin was valued at nearly $206,000, the agency said.
The drugs and vehicles were seized, and the two men were handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, said CBP.