$335k in hard drugs seized by CBP officers - Tucson News Now

$335k in hard drugs seized by CBP officers

A combination of cocaine, heroin, meth and oxycodone pills removed from a speaker box inside the trunk of a smuggling vehicle. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) A combination of cocaine, heroin, meth and oxycodone pills removed from a speaker box inside the trunk of a smuggling vehicle. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A man from Mexico has been arrested after U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers find more than $335,000 in hard drugs in his car, according to a recent CBP release. 

Officers discovered the drugs in the 32-year-old's car after he was pulled for further inspection on March 21 at the Port of Nogales' DeConcini crossing.  A drug sniffing canine alerted to the possibility of drugs in a speaker box inside the car, according to the release. 

When the speaker box was searched further CBP officers discovered more than two pounds of cocaine, nearly 15 pounds of heroin, 17 pounds of methamphetamine, and a package that contained 1,000 oxycodone pills.

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The vehicle, a Chevrolet sedan, and the drugs were seized by CBP officer, while the suspect was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations for further processing. 

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