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CBP officers in Nogales seize $242K in drugs

Posted at 1:56 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 17:50:07-04

Customs and Border Protection Officers arrested a 72-year-old Mexican national on Monday after he attempted to smuggle nearly 74 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales, according to a press release. 

The man, a legal permanent resident of the U.S., had his truck inspected at the Dennis DeConcini crossing.

Officers found more than 71 pounds of methamphetamine worth in excess of $214,000 and also located nearly two-and-a-half pounds of cocaine worth almost $28,000. 

The vehicle and drugs were seized by officers and the subject was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.