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The United States Customs and Border Protection arrested three Mexican nationals involved in failed smuggling attempts of methamphetamine, fentanyl, oxycodone, and heroin in Arizona over the past weekend.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the arrests of two drug smugglers in unrelated attempts that were detected by K-9 teams working the DeConcini Crossing in Nogales, Arizona, approximately 180 miles south of Phoenix.
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In the first arrest, CBP officers referred a 38-year-old male for further inspection of his vehicle on July 6. Following a positive alert from a K-9, officers seized more than 21 pounds of cocaine from the vehicle’s firewall, worth an estimated $239,200.
The second arrest occurred on July 7 when CBP officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility referred a 65-year-old male for further inspection of the tractor-trailer he was driving into the United States. A CBP K-9 alerted to an odor, leading to the discovery of more than 364 pounds of methamphetamine, worth almost $1,092,300; six pounds of heroin, worth more than $100,000; almost 7 pounds of fentanyl, worth more than $95,000; and 6,000 suspected oxycodone pills, with a value of nearly $113,000.
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