The United States Customs and Border Protection arrested three Mexican nationals involved in failed smuggling attempts of methamphetamine, fentanyl, oxycodone, and heroin in Arizona over the past weekend.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the arrests of two drug smugglers in unrelated attempts that were detected by K-9 teams working the DeConcini Crossing in Nogales, Arizona, approximately 180 miles south of Phoenix.
A CBP K-9 alerted to an odor, leading to the discovery of more than 364 pounds of methamphetamine, worth almost $1,092,300; six pounds of heroin, worth more than $100,000; almost 7 pounds of fentanyl, worth more than $95,000; and 6,000 suspected oxycodone pills, with a value of nearly $113,000.
In a third unrelated seizure, Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 31-year-old Mexican man near the international boundary fence Monday evening for illegally entering the United States and narcotics smuggling.
Border Patrol agents observed a man with suspected narcotics bundle strapped to his back climb over the international boundary fence west of the Port of Nogales’ Dennis DeConcini Crossing and enter a 2004 Ford Explorer.