Officials say $644,000 worth of drugs were seized at the Nogales border crossing on Tuesday.

Officials say $644,000 worth of drugs were seized at the border crossing in Nogales on Tuesday.

Border agents referred a 36-year-old man, said to be a Mexican national, for further inspection of his car, a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection said. During the search, a drug dog alerted to a scent on the floor of the car. 

Agents found three packages of cocaine, five packages of heroin, and more than 30 packages of meth, the release shows. The combined weight was 77 pounds, at a value of $644,000.

The drugs and the car were seized, and the man was arrested. No further information has been released.

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Contact reporter Gloria Knott at or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

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Gloria is a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. She started at the Star as an apprentice in 2017. Following her apprenticeship, she began freelancing until becoming a full-time reporter and producer after her college graduation in 2018.