$1.8 million drug bust at Naco port - Tucson News Now

$1.8 million drug bust at Naco port

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Mexican woman was arrested at the Naco Port of Entry Wednesday for attempting to transport an assortment of illegal drugs worth more than $1.8 million.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped Emilia Reyes-Balderrama, 54, at the border and a thorough inspection of her Ford truck led to the discovery of 150 pounds of drugs. Among them included nine pounds of heroin valued at an estimated $126,000, nearly 80 pounds of cocaine worth more than $725,000, and almost 64 pounds of methamphetamine valued at nearly $987,000.

Reyes was taken to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. The vehicle and drugs were seized.

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