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$1.15 million in meth seized at border crossing

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NOGALES, Ariz. -

In 3 separate incidents, Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 74 pounds of methamphetamine at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry.

The drugs had a combined value of $1.15 million.

In the first incident, officers referred a 50-year-old Sierra Vista, Arizona woman for questioning on her way into Arizona. A drug-sniffing dog alerted to drugs in the vehicle's fuel tank, where officers found 12 packages of crystal meth weighing 19 pounds.

A few hours later officers selected a 31-year-old Sonoran, Mexico man for additional inspection when he attempted to enter the U.S. A canine again alerted to the presence of drugs, and officers located 20 packages of meth weighing more than 29 pounds.

A third seizure occurred when a 20-year-old Mexican man living in Tucson was referred for additional inspection. A canine alerted to drugs in the fuel tank, and 26 pounds were found.

The drivers were all turned over to ICE's Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicles were processed for seizure.


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