After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from the vehicle’s roof, a search led to the discovery of packages that weighed more than 70 pounds, and have an estimated value of almost $211,000.
At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.
Agents discovered an 18-year-old Nogales resident attempting to conceal a bundle under his clothing. After a subsequent inspection of the bundle, agents identified that it contained dozens of pills laced with small amounts of fentanyl.
It proved to be a very busy Wednesday for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at several ports of entry in Arizona, as they stopped several drug smuggling attempts. Drugs seized were worth $1.7 million.
A reward of up to $1,500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in a poaching case involving an adult and juvenile javelina, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department Operation Game Thief.