US Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Arizona men and a Mexican woman who allegedly trafficked more than 349 pounds of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and suspected fentanyl into three separate incidents occurred at the border this weekend.
Officials said on Monday they arrested a 67-year-old Arizona man at Dennis DeConcini's border crossing in Nogales, after he tried to enter Mexico in the United States on Saturday morning.
Narcotics Detection K9 warned his driver that the man's SUV Jeep needed to be inspected further.
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Officers said they found nearly 21 pounds worth of heroin worth nearly $ 560,000; 103 pounds of cocaine worth nearly $ 2.5 million; 116 pounds of methamphetamine worth over $ 347,000 and 1.5 pounds of fentanyl presumed worth nearly $ 20,000.
A few hours later, a K9 alerted police officers to the passage of a Honda sedan in the United States. A 21-year-old Phoenix man was arrested after he found about 15 pounds of methamphetamine worth nearly $ 45,000 that were found in two packages from the rear tires of the vehicle.
Later in the evening, at the Mariposa border crossing in Nogales, CBP officers removed a total of 71 pounds of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl tablets allegedly valued at more than $ 898,000. .
The 27-year-old Mexican woman driving the compact Ford sedan was arrested.
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The three suspects were entrusted with the Homeland Security investigations of the US Immigration and Customs Service.