More than a $1 million in meth intercepted
Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell
NOGALES, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Customs and Border Protection officers seized a large amount of methamphetamine in three separate incidents Wednesday.
According to a spokesman with CBP, officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry seized more than 74 pounds of meth during three different vehicle inspections.
The first seizure happened when a 50-year-old Sierra Vista woman tried to enter the U.S. and a canine officer was alerted to the presence of drugs in the fuel tank.
Officers found 12 packages of crystal meth weighing nearly 19 pounds.
A couple hours later, a canine again was alerted to the presence of drugs in a 31-year-old Nogales, Sonora man's truck.
Officers found 20 packages of meth weighing more than 26 pounds.
The third seizure also involved a canine officer who led officers to 20 packages of meth in a 20-year-old Mexican national's truck.
All three people were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.