Nogales CBP officers seize cocaine, heroin

Three package of heroin

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

A woman concealed three package of heroin around her midsection.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 25 at 12:00 PM

NOGALES, Ariz. -- Two people are in custody after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized cocaine and heroin at the Port of Nogales this week.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 19-year-old Nogales man for additional inspection of his Dodge truck Tuesday morning.

A routine inspection of the vehicle led to the discovery of five packages hidden between the vehicle's radiator and firewall. The packages contained nearly 14 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $145,000.

Later in the day, officers at the Mariposa crossing referred a 44-year-old Nogales woman for a secondary inspection of her Ford SUV and discovered she was concealing three packages around her midsection.

Officials said the packages contained more than 4 pounds of heroin valued at approximately $58,000.

Officers seized the vehicles and drugs, and referred both people to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

 

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