Nogales border officers arrest 2 with meth, heroin

2013-04-29T16:41:00Z 2013-04-29T17:11:48Z Nogales border officers arrest 2 with meth, heroinArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A Sonora man was arrested Sunday after border officers say they found $951,000 worth of methamphetamine hidden in his car.

Lucio Leonardo Valle-Bustamante, 37, of Nogales, Sonora was driving a Mercury sedan through the Mariposa Port of Entry when a drug dog alerted officers the the presence of drugs, a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection says.

Officers found 48 packages weighing a total of about 60 pounds hidden throughout the vehicle.

In a separate incident Saturday night at the Dennis DeConcini Port pf Entry, Loribeth M. Torres, 34, of Tucson, was arrested as she tried to walk into Arizona.

A drug dog helped officers find about a pound of heroin hidden in Torres’ clothes. It had an estimated street value of about $17,000, the agency says.

Valle and Torres were referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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