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CBP officers seized nearly 349 pounds of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and possible fentanyl

Posted at 1:59 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 15:00:19-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized drugs estimated to be worth over $4.3 million.

A 67-year-old Rio Rico man tried entering the U.S. from Mexico carrying more than 349 pound of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and possible fentanyl.

A the Dennis DeConcini Crossing, CBP officers and K-9 found close to 21 pounds of heroin, 103 pounds of cocaine, 116 pounds of meth, and 1.5 pounds of suspected fentanyl inside the vehicle, a Jeep SUV.

The fentanyl estimated to be worth $20,000, the meth estimated to be $347,000, the heroin estimated to be $560,000, and the cocaine was estimated to be worth $2.5 million,

Later, CBP officer stopped and questioned another man.

A 21-year-old Phoenix man tried entering into the U.S. in a Honda sedan.

CBP officers and K-9 found close 15 pounds of methamphetamine estimated to be worth $20,000.

That evening, officers stopped a woman at Mariposa Crossings.

A 24-year-old Mexican national woman was stopped in her Ford sedan.

CBP officials and K-9 detected more than 18 pound of cocaine estimated to be worth $343,000, over 64 pounds of methamphetamine worth $192,456, nearly 9 pounds of heroin worth close to $245,000, and almost 2 pounds of possible fentanyl pills worth nearly $27,000.

The drugs and the vehicle have been seized.

The two men and the woman were taken into custody and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Customs and Border Protection examine all individuals, all vehicles, and items entering the U.S.

Individuals can be charged by complaint, allowed by Federal law.