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Arizona border agents seize $546,000 worth of cocaine

Posted: 10:31 PM, Dec 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-08 05:31:09Z

NOGALES, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they have seized nearly $546,000 worth of cocaine that a woman tried to smuggle into the United States in her vehicle.

The agency said Friday that the bust took place the day before at Arizona's Port of Nogales.

A police dog trained to detect narcotics found nearly 23 pounds (10.43 kilograms) of cocaine hidden inside the dashboard of the woman's SUV during an inspection at the border. Authorities arrested the 35-year-old woman from Hermosillo, Mexico.