Close to $410K of Narcotics Seized in AZ

Close to $410K of Narcotics Seized in AZ

On Friday, August 22, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred an Oldsmobile sedan for further inspection. After receiving a positive alert from a canine sniff along one of the vehicle’s wheel wells, officers conducted a search and uncovered almost 3.5 pounds of heroin. The estimated street value of this find is $49,000. The driver, a 34-year-old Mexican woman was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

On Saturday, August 23, 2014, officers at this same location used a drug detection dog to locate 76 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at more than $228,000, hidden inside the vehicle of a 40-year-old female U.S. citizen. She, too, was taken into custody and handed over to Homeland Security Investigations.

The following day, Sunday, August 24, 2014, officers at the Morley pedestrian crossing came across a 21-year-old male Mexican male carrying 1.2 pounds of heroin in his possession. The estimated street value of this find is $17,000. The narcotics were located when a canine team alerted to the man’s shoes. The man was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

Later that same day, officers at the Mariposa crossing referred a Chevrolet SUV for further inspection. Once again, a drug detection dog assisted officer in locating 25 packages of methamphetamine concealed inside the vehicle. This find weighed in at 38 pounds with an estimated street value of $116,000. The driver, a 39-year-old female U.S. citizen, was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

38 pounds of meth found hidden in vehicle seat.

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