CBP officers seize cocaine, meth worth nearly $569k

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More than $385,000 worth of cocaine was seized by officers at the Mariposa crossing. By Jennifer Thomas More than $385,000 worth of cocaine was seized by officers at the Mariposa crossing. By Jennifer Thomas
CBP officers located nearly 37 pounds of cocaine from within a smuggling vehicle's rocker panels By Jennifer Thomas CBP officers located nearly 37 pounds of cocaine from within a smuggling vehicle's rocker panels By Jennifer Thomas
Officers seized 39 pounds of meth from within a smuggling vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas Officers seized 39 pounds of meth from within a smuggling vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas
More than $67,000 worth of meth was located and seized from the trunk of a smuggling vehicle at the DeConcini crossing. By Jennifer Thomas More than $67,000 worth of meth was located and seized from the trunk of a smuggling vehicle at the DeConcini crossing. By Jennifer Thomas

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Four Mexican nationals were caught attempting to smuggle cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States during separate incidents late last week.
 
Officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Field Operations at the Port of Nogales commercial facility referred a 42-year-old Mexican man for further inspection of his Lincoln SUV on Wednesday.

During the inspection, officers found nearly 37 pounds of cocaine worth more than $385,000 inside the vehicle's rocker panels.
 
A 46-year-old Mexican woman was referred for additional inspection of her Buick SUV at the Dennis DeConcini crossing on Thursday. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle's trunk and officers located more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine worth over $67,000.
 
Later Thursday, officers at the DeConcini crossing referred a 29-year-old Mexican woman and her 27-year-old female Mexican passenger for further inspection of a Buick SUV. The search led to the discovery of 39 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $116,000.
 
Officers seized all drugs and vehicles involved and turned the subjects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.