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CBP officers arrest two men, seize $79K worth of hard drugs

Posted at 3:20 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 17:20:23-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two people and seized nearly $79,000 worth of hard drugs.

On Friday, officers stopped a 19-year-old man for questioning at the Port of San Luis pedestrian lanes.

A canine detected a scent from the man where officers discovered more than two pounds of heroin taped to his thighs.

Officials say the heroin was worth over $26,000.

On Saturday, officers stopped a 56-year-old Mexican national man for a search of his Ford Truck as he attempted to cross into the U.S. through the port.

A canine detected a scent from the truck where officers found 175 pounds of marijuana hidden inside boxes of tile and packages of concrete.

CBP says the marijuana was worth more than $52,000.

Officers seized the drugs and the vehicle, both men were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.