Nearly $2M worth of heroin, cocaine and meth found in truck at border

Drugs found in truck

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

More than 150 pounds of drugs were found inside a pickup truck.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 26 at 11:44 AM

NACO, Ariz. -- A 54-year-old Mexican woman was arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly $2 million worth of drugs into southern Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Naco Port of Entry referred Emilia Reyes-Balderrama for an additional inspection of her Ford truck when she attempted to enter the United States.

More than 150 pounds of drugs were found inside the pickup truck. Officers said they found 9 pounds of heroin with a street value of approximately $126,000, nearly 80 pounds of cocaine worth more than $725,000 and almost 64 pounds of methamphetamine valued at nearly $987,000.

The drugs and vehicle were seized.

Reyes-Balderrama was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
 

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