Agents seize nearly $5 million in drugs near Mexican border
The Associated Press
TUCSON, Arizona- Nearly $5 million (euro4.2 million) in illegal drugs have been seized this week on the border at and near Nogales by federal agents, authorities said.
Inside the abandoned pickups, agents found 4,926 pounds (2,217 kilograms) of marijuana loaded in bundles, worth about $3.9 million (euro3.28 million) on the street.
In two incidents Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found $910,000 (euro764,449) worth of cocaine and methamphetamine.
A drug-detection dog helped officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry find 47 packages of drugs inside a pickup.
Officers removed the packages and found more than 40 pounds (18 kilograms) of methamphetamine and 23 pounds (10.35 kilograms) of cocaine.
Also Tuesday, Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Port of Entry discovered 46 pounds (20.7 kilograms) of cocaine hidden in a pickup truck that the driver had abandoned to run back to Mexico.
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