Nogales, Son., man held in drug-running attempt

2013-04-06T00:00:00Z 2013-04-09T07:40:21Z Nogales, Son., man held in drug-running attemptCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 06, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A Mexican national was arrested Wednesday for trying to smuggle black-tar heroin and methamphetamine into the United States at the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, an official said.

Benjamin Fornes, 21, of Nogales, Sonora, was taken into custody after officers found nearly 15 pounds of heroin and nearly 4 pounds of meth in a spare tire of his Toyota SUV, said Edith Serrano, a Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman.

The drugs and vehicle were seized, and Fornes was turned over to federal authorities, Serrano said.

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