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Arizona Border Patrol agents bust Mexican man and his wife with 64 pounds of cocaine

July 4, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Arizona Border Patrol agents bust Mexican man and his wife with 64 pounds of cocaine

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Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona busted a Mexican man and his wife with 64 pounds of cocaine on Monday.

According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) new release, agents stationed at the Willcox Station made the arrests after encountering the couple who arrived at the State Route 90 immigration checkpoint in a white 1997 GMC truck.

Officers referred the couple to a secondary station for further inspection after K-9 unit detected the possible presence of narcotics.

Agents performed a more thorough examination of the SUV and found several packages containing a white powdery substance concealed in a hidden compartment beneath the bed of the pickup covered by a fake floor board.

Border Patrol agents arrested the 44-year-old male driver and his 42-year-old wife on suspicion of narcotics smuggling after the substance tested positive for cocaine.

CBP officials said the cocaine weighed 64 pounds worth an estimated street value of over $730,000.

The 44-year-old driver and his 42-year-old wife were both taken into custody on suspicion of narcotics smuggling.

Officials haven’t immediately released the identities of the couple as of Monday.

Border Patrol officers transferred custody of the two suspects along with the vehicle, and illegal narcotics contraband to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation and prosecution.

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