NOGALES, ARE.– More than 45 kilograms of narcotics were seized by US federal agents last weekend, both at the immigration checkpoint located north of Nogales, Arizona, as well as at the border crossing between San Luis, Arizona and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora.
The Acting Chief of the Tucson Sector of the Border Patrol, John R. Modlin, first disclosed that a U.S. citizen was detained at the checkpoint on the Interstate 19, near Amado, Arizona.
The person was transporting a total of 12.8 kilos of drugs, of which they were two kilos or its equivalent to 4.5 pounds of cocaine and another 10.8 (24 pounds) of pills fentanyl.
This shipment was valued at almost 330 thousand 600 dollars, once dosed for sale on the streets of the American Union and the case was referred for investigation to the Phoenix division of the DEA.
Through the San Luis checkpoint, during recent days two other drug smuggling attempts were intercepted, totaling 32.6 kilos those insured by agents of Customs and Border Protection (CBP, for its acronym in English).
Guadalupe H. Ramirez, Director of Field Operations in the Tucson Sector, reported the seizure of more than 32 kilos (72 pounds) of methamphetamine, in packages found behind the headlights of a vehicle.
Also, about thes 9,256 fentanyl pills that a person tried to cross, who was carrying the package attached to his body.