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U.S. Customs Seize Cocaine And Meth From Senior Citizen

November 3, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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On Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Dennis DeConcini crossing in Arizona spotted a Pontiac sedan driven by a 66-year-old male U.S. citizen.

The man was a member of the SENTRI program, which allows expedited processing at the border for qualified, low-risk travelers.

During secondary examination, a narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the presence of narcotics along the Pontiac’s front seats.

Officers performed a search of the senior’s vehicle and uncovered 8 packages of cocaine and 10 packages of methamphetamine concealed in a hidden compartment beneath the front seats.

The cocaine weighed over 31 pounds with an estimated street value of more than $214,000. The methamphetamine weighed over 11 pounds with an estimated street value of more than $34,000.

The senior citizen was taken into custody and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations. His SENTRI document was revoked and his Pontiac and narcotics were seized.

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