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Over $1.3 million dollars worth of cocaine seized in Lukeville Port

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 14:16:05-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized over $1.3 million dollars worth of cocaine at Arizona's port of Lukeville on Wednesday.

Per CBP, the cocaine was discovered during a failed smuggling attempt with a 44-year-old Mexican national from Caborca, Sonora, Mexico.

In the Port of Lukeville, CBP officers stopped the man's Chevy pickup after he applied to enter the United States. During inspection, a CBP canine unit notified officers of the drug odor, leading officers to investigate the Chevy's doors.

Inside, they found cocaine weighing more than 55 pounds, currently worth more than $1.3M.

The vehicle was siezed and the man was given to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.