CBP K-9 helps get more than $320k in meth, fentanyl off streets - Tucson News Now

CBP K-9 helps get more than $320k in meth, fentanyl off streets

Drug bundles found in a sedan at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing on Tuesday by CBP officers. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Drug bundles found in a sedan at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing on Tuesday by CBP officers. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Drug bundles found in a sedan at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing on Tuesday by CBP officers. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Drug bundles found in a sedan at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing on Tuesday by CBP officers. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Drug bundles found in a sedan at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing on Tuesday by CBP officers. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Drug bundles found in a sedan at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing on Tuesday by CBP officers. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Thanks to the nose of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection drug-detecting canine, more than $326,000 in methamphetamine and fentanyl is off the streets.  

According to a CBP release, officers at the Port of Nogales stopped a smuggling attempt by a 49-year-old woman on Tuesday, Aug. 1.  The woman's vehicle was pulled for secondary inspection at the Dennis DeConcini crossing, after the CBP K-9 alerted to the possibility of drugs in the vehicle. 

Officers searched the Chrysler sedan and found several bundles of drugs. According to CBP, the bundles consisted of 67 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $202,000 and close to eight pounds of fentanyl worth $124,000.  

Officers seized the sedan and drugs and turned over the woman to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. 

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