NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Rocker panels and taped to the body is where Customs and Border Protections agents found drugs that suspects were attempting to smuggle into the U.S.
According to a recent CBP release, it was two separate incidents that occurred on the same day and same location - the Port of Nogales.
The first happened on Friday, Dec. 23, at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing. CBP agents, working with a drug sniffing K9 found 19 pounds of methamphetamine and 9 pounds of heroin inside the rocker panels of a hatchback driven by a 34-year-old Tucson woman.
The drugs were worth an estimated $209,000.
Later that same day, CBP agents at the Mariposa Crossing stopped a 26-year-old from Nogales, Sonora driving a truck. According to the release agents found five pounds of methamphetamine, not hidden inside the vehicle itself, but taped to the upper torso and calves of the 26-year-old driver.
The drugs were worth an estimated $15,000.
CBP agents seized all the drugs and both vehicles and turned the suspects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
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