Somerset Nelson | Published April 18 2017
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly $1 million in smuggled drugs at the U.S-Mexico border crossing in Nogales last week, according to The Republic report.
Seven people was taken into custody and charged with illegal drug possession and smuggling. U.S. citizens and two Mexican nationals in separate attempts to smuggle 412 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine into the United States from Mexico.
The drugs have a street valued of worth more than $919,000, the Border agent said in a media release.
On April 11 in Arizona, a 25-year-old Rio Rico woman was caught trying to smuggle a pound of heroin across, also in her groin area, Tucson news reported.
On April 11, agents seized 35 pounds of meth, heroin and cocaine valued at more than $201,000. The agents found the drugs during an inspection of a truck driven by an unidentified 22-year-old Mexican man.
Agents also found nearly 23 pounds of heroin while searching an 18-year-old Mexican man’s Saturn sedan. The heroin was valued to be worth more than $400,000.
Federal agents stopped two trucks and a car at two border crossings last week and say they seized more than $3 million worth of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine in inside of frame of trail on U.S.- Mexico border west Texas, according to Chron Houston
news. The first stop was of a a 2001 Freightliner tractor driven by a 37-year-old man, a Mexican citizen from Dayton, Texas.
On April 13, more than 37 pounds of meth was seized from a 28-year-old Tucson woman who attempted to smuggle the drugs across the border in her car’s spare tire, officials said.