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A Large Number of Drugs Seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized multiple packages of drugs near the border. Three people in separate incidents totaled $844,000 drugs Wednesday, officials said.

A 28-year-old man has been sent to a deep inspection of his vehicle, a Nissan van. On Wednesday morning, an agency canine alerted officers to a scent on the rear sliding doors.

More than 12 packages of heroin which were weighing around 20 pounds. Officers estimate the value of the heroin which was $533,000, according to the press release. Also, meth was estimated at $42,000 and two more pounds of cocaine worth over $57,000. Clearly, these young people meant serious business.

Young People Were Transporting Seized Drugs

On the afternoon of the same day, a 19-year-old was referred for further inspection at the Morley Pedestrian Crossing. A canine alerted over two pounds of meth hidden in the woman’s underclothing. The value of the meth was $6,000. While that may not seem like much at first, for a lot of people, $6,000 at once would be life-changing.

At night of the same day, the officers sent a 22-year old for an inspection. They were inspecting his Honda sedan at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing. It seems as though Wednesday was not the young man’s lucky day.

A canine alerted the officers to more than 50 packages of meth, which were weighing over 65 pounds. Officers estimated the value of the meth to be more than $195,000, according to the news release.

All three suspects of cases are under arrest and in the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

These cases remind us that people still try to smuggle drugs into the U.S. with unsophisticated plans. Vehicles like cars are not good enough anymore to sneak drugs past American border officials. Try harder, smugglers!

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