U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man yesterday for allegedly attempting to smuggle 26 pounds of cocaine across the border in Nogales.
According to the CBP, 29-year-old Luis Bernardo Gortari-Contreras, of Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico, was arrested after a narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in his Chevy SUV during an inspection at the Mariposa Port of Entry.
Officers found 10 packages of cocaine inside the SUV's headliner, the CBP said in a news release.
Gortari was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, and CBP seized the drugs and vehicle.
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