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CBP officers seize $776,000 worth of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine

Posted at 4:45 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 19:45:50-04

Two Mexican nationals were arrested during separate encounters Friday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 93 pounds of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine worth $776,000.

According to a CBP media release, the suspects were apprehended at Arizona's Port of San Luis.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to both hidden stashes of drugs in the suspects' vehicles.

In the first vehicle, officers found 22 pounds of cocaine, worth approximately $249,000, 35 pounds of meth, worth almost $105,000, and more than two pounds of heroin worth over $42,000, according to a CBP media release.

This vehicle was a 2004 Hummer H2 and was being driven by a 36-year-old Mexican national.

Later that evening, officers found 34 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $380,000 in a 2010 Dodge Ram truck being driven by a 35-year-old Mexican man.

According to CBP, both suspects were arrested for smuggling narcotics and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Officers from CBP also seized the drugs and vehicles.