Nogales CBP officers seize cocaine, heroin

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A woman concealed three package of heroin around her midsection. By Jennifer Thomas A woman concealed three package of heroin around her midsection. By Jennifer Thomas
Five packages of cocaine were hidden between a vehicle's radiator and firewall. By Jennifer Thomas Five packages of cocaine were hidden between a vehicle's radiator and firewall. By Jennifer Thomas
Five packages of cocaine By Jennifer Thomas Five packages of cocaine By Jennifer Thomas
Three packages of heroin By Jennifer Thomas Three packages of heroin By Jennifer Thomas

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.