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Nogales CBP officers arrest man smuggling $458K in heroin

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Port of Entry arrested a man attempting to smuggle 26 pounds of heroin on Tuesday morning. 

Officers from the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 28-year-old Tucson resident driving a Saturn SUV while attempting to enter the U.S.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the Saturn's front bumper where 26 pounds of heroin were found.

The narcotics are worth more than $458,000.

Officers arrested the suspect for narcotics smuggled and was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

CBP officers also seized the vehicle and drugs.


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