$4.3 Million Caught On The U.S. Border

Two men from Arizona and one woman from Mexico were held by the officers of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. These individuals were trafficking to 349 pounds of drugs. The packages included cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamine, and heroin which were suspected of being transported at the same border at three different occasions.

One Arizona man, Rio Rico, has attempted to enter the U.S.A. on Saturday, 23rd February 2019, from Mexico. K9 narcotics detention had raised an alert that his Jeep SUV has to be inspected again. Hence, on 25th February 2019, this man was captured at Dennis DeConcini border.

The vehicle that was primarily detained contained:

  • heroin weighing 21 pounds worth approximately $560,000,
  • methamphetamine weighing 116 pounds worth roughly $347,000,
  • fentanyl weighing 1.5 pounds worth $20,000 and
  • Cocaine was weighing 103 pounds of about $2.5 million.

A couple of hours, right after this arrest, another alert were raised by the K9 officers. A Honda sedan was to enter the U.S.A. driven by a man named Phoenix. He was arrested, too, when his car’s rear tires were found to have two packages of 15 pounds containing methamphetamine worth $45,000.

The last suspect, the Mexican woman, was found driving a Ford compact sedan later that evening. This arrest was made at the crossing of Nogales at the border of Mariposa. $898,000 worth of heroin, meth, fentanyl, and cocaine was extracted from her vehicle weighing about 71 pounds. The CBP officers handed over the three suspects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations for further investigations.

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