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CBP border agents nab six for attempting top smuggle 200 pounds of meth, cocaine over Arizona border

February 18, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
CBP border agents nab six for attempting top smuggle 200 pounds of meth, cocaine over Arizona border

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TUSCON, Arizona – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in Arizona arrested six people for attempting to smuggle a total of more than 200 pounds (90 kilograms) of methamphetamine and cocaine into the United States.

CBP officials on Friday detailed six different arrests of people on Thursday after specially trained dogs alerted agents to drugs in the vehicles they were trying to drive across the U.S.-Mexico border at Nogales.

According to a CBP press release,  agents arrested a 33-year-old Mexican woman, with more than 17 pounds of cocaine worth over $196,000 and more than five pounds of methamphetamine worth nearly $16,000 hidden in the trunk’s center console of her vehicle.

Officials the other five arrests included a 35-year-old U.S. woman as she attempted to enter the U.S. in her GMC SUV.

During the incident, a canine alerted agents to almost 96 pounds of meth, valued at over $287,000, concealed throughout the vehicle.

Furthermore, a 21-year-old male U.S. citizen was busted with 14 pounds of cocaine, worth approximately $154,000, in the vehicle’s rear quarter panel at a secondary inspection station.

Additionally, CBP officials said a 23-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, both Mexican nationals were both arrested in separate smuggling attempts.

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