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Jan 28, 2013 5:48 PM by Brian White

$519,000 worth of meth seized at border

NOGALES - More than 33 pounds of methamphetamine, worth $519,000, was seized Friday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port.

Port officers referred Nora Alicia Rosas Castelo, 42, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for additional inspection of her Hyundai sedan when she attempted to enter the United States. During the search, officers found 26 packages of meth throughout the vehicle.

The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. The subject was arrested and faces prosecution on drug charges.

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