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Customs Border Protection seizes about 70,000 fentanyl tablets, pounds of cocaine

Posted at 4:02 PM, Apr 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-22 19:07:03-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Drug smugglers are getting creative with the ways they smuggle drugs.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just uncovered about 70,000 fentanyl tablets hidden inside wooden blocks on a tractor.

Officers say the inspection happened at the Port of Nogales.

They confirm K9 teams also discovered 13 pounds of cocaine hidden in the wooden blocks.

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