Nogales CBP officers find meth, heroin concealed in smoke stack mufflers

Methamphetamine

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Forty-four packages of methamphetamine are among the weekend seizure of hard drugs at the Mariposa crossing of the Port of Nogales.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 18 at 2:51 PM

NOGALES, Ariz. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized methamphetamine and heroin valued at nearly a half a million dollars over the weekend.

Officers at the Mariposa crossing referred a 27-year-old Mexican national for additional inspection of a Kenworth tractor on Saturday. They removed the smoke stack mufflers and found drugs concealed within the ends of both mufflers, according to officials.

The officers discovered 44 packages of methamphetamine with a weight of nearly 44 pounds and an estimated value of more than $131,000.

They also found four packages of black tar heroin and six packages of brown heroin with a total weight of more than 25 pounds and a value of more than $354,000.

The vehicle and drugs were seized.

The driver was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
 

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