Customs and Border Protection offices arrested six people in Nogales after their alleged attempts to smuggle cocaine, fentanyl, meth, heroin and cocaine from April 19 to April 21.
A 28-year-old Tucson woman was arrested attempting to enter the U.S. through a pedestrian lane with a package of fentanyl hidden internally. The drugs were valued at $7,200.
A short time later, a 29-year-old Mexican man was arrested after officers found 23 pounds of meth, seven pounds of cocaine, two pounds of heroin and over one pound of fentanyl hidden in the speaker box of his Chevrolet truck. The drugs are worth $600,000.
A 29-year-old Mexican woman and her passenger were arrested April 19 after a drug detection canine alerted officers to $600,000 worth of cocaine hidden in the fuel tank of her Ford sedan.
On Saturday, officers seized $2.6 million worth of heroin and fentanyl from a 37-year-old Mexican man's vehicle.
A 17-year-old U.S. teen was arrested April 21 after attempting to smuggle two packages of heroin taped to his thighs. The drugs are worth almost $40,000, officials said.