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Updated Mar 21, 2013 - 7:04 am

Feds seize more than 26 pounds of cocaine in Arizona

NOGALES, Ariz. — Federal authorities said a woman from Mexico is in custody on charges of trying to smuggle more than 26 pounds of cocaine into southern
Arizona.

The drugs were seized Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at
the Dennis DeConcini port of entry in Nogales.

CBP officers referred 21-year-old Lilia Guadalupe Martinie-Munoz of Nogales,
Sonora, for further inspection of her sedan.

After a narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the presence of drugs,
they reported finding 10 packages of cocaine in the trunk of the vehicle.

Authorities said cocaine has a street value of about $237,000.

CBP officials said the drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. They said
Martinie-Munoz was arrested and faces prosecution on drug charges.

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