- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) - Customs officials say they seized over 100 pounds (45 kilograms) of drugs at a border crossing in Nogales.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers found the drugs Wednesday hidden in compartments of a sedan. The driver, identified as a 21-year-old American man, was flagged for extra inspection while trying to cross the border.

The officers removed 68 tightly wrapped red packages of drugs from the car, including 102 pounds (46 kilograms) of heroin and 1.5 pounds (1 kilogram) of fentanyl pills.

The value of the load would be around $250,000, according to wholesale U.S. drug prices published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The CBP estimated the retail, or street value, at $1 million.

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