3 arrested, over $325,000 in drugs seized in Nogales

2014-06-06T22:45:00Z 2014-06-06T22:58:53Z 3 arrested, over $325,000 in drugs seized in NogalesCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Three men were arrested and over $325,000 in drugs were seized Thursday in separate incidents at the Nogales port of entry.

According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release:

  • Luis Enrique Morales-Carrizoza, 48, of Nogales, Sonora was taken into custody after officers found 32 packages of methamphetamine in a compartment of his Dodge truck. The drugs weighed nearly 34 pounds and had an estimated value of $100,000.
  • Fernando Sanchez-Andrade, 63, of Sonora, was arrested after 42 packages of marijuana were found in his Chevrolet truck. The marijuana weighed 316 pounds and was valued at about $158,000.
  • Juan Carlos Terrazas, 23, of Queen Creek, who was a passenger in a Lincoln Continental, was arrested after officers found nearly five pounds of heroin around his torso. The heroin was valued at about $70,000.

The vehicles were also seized, and the men were referred to federal authorities.  

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