Man with nearly $460K of heroin in motorcycle fuel tank arrested at Nogales port

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TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a 32-year-old Mexican citizen at the Port of Nogales on Wednesday after finding 30 pounds of heroin in the gas tank of his motorcycle.

The man, from Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, was pulled aside for further inspection at the Dennis DeConcini crossing after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted the officers to the BMW's fuel tank. 

Inside, the officers found more than $460,000 worth of heroin.

CBP turned the subject over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations after seizing the drugs and the motorcycle.

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