CBP: $1M in hard drugs seized at border

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

TUCSON, Ariz. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales seized nearly 111 pounds of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in two days this week.

The drugs have a combined value of more than $1 million, according to CBP.

The largest seizure was at the Dennis DeConcini crossing Wednesday, when officers reportedly found 47 pounds of heroin and nearly 14 pounds of meth inside a Dodge truck driven by a 36-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

The heroin is worth an estimated $666,000 and the methamphetamine is worth more than $41,000.

Also at the DeConcini crossing, officers reportedly seized more than 23 pounds of cocaine worth $245,000 on Thursday.

CBP said the cocaine was found behind the rear bumper of a Dodge sedan occupied by a 20-year-old woman and her 26-year-old boyfriend, both from Tucson.

According to CBP, officers at the Mariposa crossing seized more than 2.5 pounds of heroin, worth more than $36,500, and nearly 24 pounds of meth, worth more than $71,500, earlier that day.

Officers reportedly found the drugs inside the floor of a Nissan sedan belonging to a 33-year-old woman from Nogales, Arizona.

Officers seized the vehicles involved and turned the individuals over to U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.