CBP officers seize some 41 pounds of cocaine in AZ

CBP officers seize some 41 pounds of cocaine in AZ

CREATED Apr 26, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say a Mexican man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly 41 pounds of cocaine into Arizona.
   
Customs and Border Protection officers say the 32-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday at the Dennis DeConcini Port in Nogales.
   
Officers referred the man for a secondary inspection of his truck after a CBP narcotics dog detected drugs.
   
A search led to the discovery of 17 packages of cocaine, valued at almost $372,000.
   
The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. The man was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. His name and hometown wasn't immediately released.

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