NOGALES, Ariz. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales seized methamphetamine worth $200,000 and arrested two men in separate drug-smuggling attempts this week.
Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Jorge Humberto Lopez-Ramos, 64, of Mexico, for additional inspection of a GMC truck he attempted to drive through the port Tuesday morning.
A CBP narcotic detection canine alerted to the vehicle's driver-side door where officers discovered 27.5 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $82,500.
On Monday, CBP officers at the Mariposa crossing referred Christian Ortiz, 31, a U.S. citizen living in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for a further search of his Chevrolet truck.
During the search, a drug detection canine alerted to the vehicle's front and back seats where officers found 39 pounds of meth worth an estimated $117,700.
The vehicles and drugs were seized. Both men were referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.