Federal officers found packages of methamphetamine worth $370,000 hidden in door panels of a Chrysler van at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz.

Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

A Mexican national was arrested Sunday for attempting to smuggle 24 pounds of methamphetamine through the DeConcini port of entry in Nogales, authorities said.

The meth was valued at nearly $370,000, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

Marcos Abel Espinoza-Beltran, 33, was driving a Chrysler van and during an inspection a drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to drugs.

During a search, 10 packages of meth were removed from the rear sliding-door panels, said officials in a news release.

The vehicle and drugs were seized and Espinoza was turned over to officials of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.