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CBP agents seize 140 Pounds of heroin, fentanyl, and meth at U.S. Border

October 3, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
CBP agents seize 140 Pounds of heroin, fentanyl, and meth at U.S. Border

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U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized roughly 140 pounds of meth, heroin, and fentanyl at the border of Arizona during three separate busts on September 27th.

The first incident took place Thursday morning when CBP working at Arizona’s Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales referred a 50-year-old male to a secondary inspection of his SUV, Breitbart Texas reported.

A CBP canine signaled to the possible presence of drugs within the vehicle’s roof.

As the secondary inspection was being conducted, officers removed several packages of drugs, weighing 91 pounds, which tested positive for meth.

Law enforcement revealed that the meth is worth nearly $272,000. The officers also discovered over five pounds of heroin worth an estimated $144,000.

Officers confiscated the drugs as well as the vehicle and took the male driver into custody.

The suspect was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigation.

The second episode took place later that afternoon when CBP officers assigned to Arizona’s Port of Entry at Lukeville, Arizona, referred a 36-year-old male for a secondary inspection of his truck as he tried to come back into the U.S. from Mexico.

A CBP canine signaled to an odor leading agents to recover approximately 18 pounds of meth concealed in the dashboard.

The value of the meth is believed to be worth over $53,000. They also seized a nearly 2.5-pound bundle of heroin — worth more than $65,000 — along with a quarter pound of fentanyl with a street value of over $11,000. Officers took the male driver into custody and turned him over to HSI special agents.

Later that night, U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint outside of Nogales saw a Chevrolet Malibu with two men and one female inside driving up to the checkpoint.

After a K-9 unit signaled to the presence of drugs, the driver was referred for a secondary inspection.

A search of the car led to the discovery of 21 bundles of meth hidden concealed the dashboard of the vehicle.

The bundles weighed more than 22 pounds combined and was worth approximately $538,800. The agents arrested all three occupants and turned them over to HSI special agents.

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