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2 arrested in separate drug smuggling attempts

09:54 | 27/07/2016

Two were arrested this weekend at the international border in Nogales, Arizona in separate attempts to smuggle more than $822,500 worth of heroin and cocaine, authorities said.

2 arrested in separate drug smuggling attempts
A women from Mexico was arrested July 24,2016 at a Nogales port of entry after heroin and cocaine were found in her Chevrolet Malibu, authorities said

On Sunday, more than 37 pounds of heroin and more than four pounds of cocaine were found in a Chevrolet Malibu at the DeConcini crossing by Customs and Border Protection officers, according to a news release.

A drug-sniffing dog alerted officers during a secondary inspection of the vehicle that was driven by a woman from Mexico. The drugs were valued at more than $704,000, officials said. The woman was turned over to federal authorities, and her car and the drugs were seized.

On Saturday, a teen was taken into custody at the Mariposa crossing after officers found nearly seven pounds of heroin in his laptop computer, a keyboard and other belongings, authorities said. The heroin was valued at more than $118,500.

2 arrested in separate drug smuggling attempts
A U.S teen was arrested July 23,2016 at a Nogales port of entry after officers found nearly seven pounds of heroin in a key board, laptop, and other belongings, authorities said

The findings occurred during a secondary inspection of a Tufesa passenger bus. The teen, who is a U.S. citizen, was turned over to federal authorities and the drugs were seized.

Source: tucson