A 14-year-old boy, who attempted to smuggle drugs inside cans labeled maiz for pozole, was arrested Tuesday at the Nogales port of entry.
In a separate incident, a woman also was arrested after methamphetamine and cocaine were found in her Buick sedan, according to a news release.
Both the teen and woman live in Nogales, Ariz.
In the pozole cans incident, the teen was referred for further inspection as he attempted to enter through the Morley pedestrian gate.
Officers checked a bag of groceries, and some items caught their attention. A drug-detecting dog was brought in and the dog alerted to narcotics, according to the release.
Officers opened cans labeled “Maiz Para Pozole” and found six packages containing nearly six pounds of methamphetamine and nearly six grams of cocaine.
In the other incident, the 50-year-old woman was entering Arizona at the Nogales port of entry when she was stopped for a secondary inspection.
A drug-detecting dog alerted to the presence of drugs in the dashboard of the woman’s car.
Federal officers found 10 packages of methamphetamine valued at nearly $87,000, the release states.
The total value of the drugs from both incidents was $91,200.
Both individuals were turned over to federal authorities, and the drugs were seized.