Jul 20, 2012 5:21 PM

Mexican man arrested in border marijuana seizure

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say a Mexican man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 134 pounds of marijuana into southern Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say the 20-year-old man was taken into custody Thursday at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry.

They say the drugs were found inside a concealed compartment of a sedan after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted agents to the vehicle.

Authorities say the marijuana had an estimated street value of about $67,000.

The man's name hasn't been released. Authorities say he's been turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicle were seized.


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