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Southern Border: Officers seize more than $1.3 million worth of cocaine


The Arizona Republic

by , Arizona Republic

Border officers seized more than $1.3 million worth of cocaine during a smuggling attempt Wednesday at the Lukeville Port of Entry in southern Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred a Mexican national — a 44-year-old man — in a Chevrolet pickup truck for secondary inspection when a CBP dog alerted to an odor coming from the vehicle's doors, according to a CBP news release.

Officers found 55 pounds of cocaine worth more than $1.3 million, the news release stated.

Also Wednesday, officers at the Port of Nogales entry seized nearly $240,000 worth of methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl, according to a CBP news release.

Read more: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-breaking/2019/03/08/border-officers-seize-more-than-1-3-million-worth-cocaine/3106497002/