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Near record drug bust made at Nogales border

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A near record bust of hard drugs was made at the Nogales border crossing this weekend.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized about $1.4 million dollars worth of narcotics at the Mariposa Commercial Facility.

Officers referred a 65-year-old Mexican man for secondary inspection.

A drug-sniffing dog uncovered more than 364 pounds of methamphetamine, worth almost $1.1 million, hidden in the vehicle.
In addition, they found six pounds of heroin, worth more than $100,000; almost seven pounds of fentanyl, valued at more than $95,000 and 6,000 suspected Oxycodone pills, with a value of nearly $113,000.

It was the third-largest seizure of its kind ever recorded by CBP officers at a port of entry in Arizona.

Officers seized the drugs and tractor-trailer, and the driver was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

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