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Six arrested at the border with $728K in hard drugs

Posted at 1:06 PM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 16:06:58-04

One U.S. citizen and five Mexican nationals were arrested at the border after allegedly trying to smuggle $728,000 worth of drugs at the Port of Nogales.

According to a press release from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, officers found various amounts of meth and cocaine hidden in the subjects vehicles. The smuggling attempts occurred at both the Dennis Deconcini crossing and the Mariposa crossing.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles involved and turned the smuggling suspects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.