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Two Arizona residents face drug smuggling charges

July 31, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Two Arizona residents face drug smuggling charges

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Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Arizona have arrested two individuals on drug smuggling charges after they attempted to sneak narcotics across the border at the Port of San Luis and the Port of Nogales on July 27th.

A CBP  press release indicated that the first drug smuggling attempt occurred at the Port of San Luis when agents pulled a car over for secondary inspection after a canine signaled to the possibility of drugs in the vehicle.

Police searched the vehicle and discovered over 16 pounds of meth and close to 28 pounds of cocaine.

Drugs found in Somerton AZ man’s vehicle. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

The drugs combined have an estimated street value of $362,000.

The driver, a 27-year-old man from Arizona, was taken into custody and was transferred to Homeland Security.

The drugs and vehicle were confiscated. A second event at the Port of Nogales also occurred on July 27th.

Heroin a Tucson woman attempted to smuggle. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Officials referred a 23-year-old woman from Tuscon for secondary inspection at the Dennis DeConcini pedestrian crossing, after a canine signaled to the presence of drugs on the woman’s clothes.

Officers discovered over three pounds of heroin, which were worth approximately $55,000.

The woman was taken into custody, and the drugs were seized. She was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

Both suspects face narcotics smuggling charges.

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