2 Arizona men, Mexican woman caught bringing $4.3M in drugs across border

ByLucia I. Suarez Sang| Fox News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found this haul of hard drugs in a Jeep SUV as part of three separate incidents at the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found this haul of hard drugs in a Jeep SUV as part of three separate incidents at the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

U.S. Customs and Border Protectionofficers detained twoArizonamen and a Mexican woman for allegedly trafficking more than 349 pounds of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and suspected fentanyl in three separates incidents at the border this weekend.

Officialssaid Monday they detained 67-year-old Rio Rico, an Arizona man, at the Dennis DeConcini border crossing in Nogales after he attempted to enter the U.S. fromMexicoon Saturday morning.

A narcotics detection K9 alerted his handler that the man’s Jeep SUV needed further inspection.

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Throughout the vehicle, officers said they found nearly 21 pounds of heroin worth nearly $560,000; 103 pounds of cocaine worth nearly $2.5 million; 116 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $347,000 and 1.5 pounds of suspected fentanyl worth nearly $20,000.

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Feds find more than 200 pounds of cocaine in floor boards of ship

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A few hours later, a K9 alerted officers to a Honda sedan crossing into the U.S. A 21-year-old Phoenix man was arrested after about 15 pounds of methamphetamine worth nearly $45,000 were allegedly found in two packages from the vehicle’s rear tires.

Later that evening, at the Mariposa border crossing in Nogales, CBP officers removed a total of 71 pounds of cocaine, meth, heroin and suspected fentanyl pills at an estimated worth of more than $898,000.

The 27-year-old woman from Mexico driving the Ford compact sedan was arrested.

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All three suspects were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang is a Reporter & Editor for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter@luciasuarezsang

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