Border officers find drug assortment in Mexican woman’s pickup truck

2013-03-21T16:40:00Z 2013-03-21T16:51:45Z Border officers find drug assortment in Mexican woman’s pickup truckArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A 54-year-old Mexican woman was arrested Wednesday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Naco Port of Entry said they found about 150 pounds of assorted drugs.

During a search of the Ford pickup truck Emilia Reyes-Balderrama was driving officers say they found nine pounds of heroin valued at an estimated $126,000; nearly 80 pounds of cocaine worth more than $725,000; and about 64 pounds of methamphetamine valued at nearly $987,000.

Combined, officers seized more than $1.8 million in illegal drugs.

The drugs and vehicle were seized. Reyes was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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