Jul 17, 2013 1:54 PM by Brian White

27 pounds of cocaine seized in Nogales

NOGALES - A Rio Rico man was arrested Monday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle nearly 27 pounds of cocaine into the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Armando Gonzalez Barajas, 33, for an additional inspection of his Chrysler sedan when he attempted to cross the border. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle's dashboard, officers removed 10 packages of cocaine worth more than $243,000.

The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. The subject was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.


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