- Associated Press - Friday, October 28, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Border agents have arrested two people, including a California woman, in separate incidents of drug smuggling at the Port of Nogales.

Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday that a 36-year-old woman from Lynwood and a 22-year-old Mexican national are in the custody of federal immigration officials.

Authorities say a drug-sniffing dog alerted agents Wednesday to metal boxes in the tires of the woman’s truck. The boxes contained more than 128 pounds of methamphetamines valued at $385,000.

Later the same day, a suspect from Nogales, Sonora was found with cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine in his Jeep SUV.

The amounts ranged from almost 5 pounds of heroin to 14 pounds of cocaine. The drugs were estimated to have a street value totaling $264,000.

Neither suspect’s name was released.


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