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Border officers find $458K worth of heroin hidden in SUV bumper

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

NOGALES, Ariz. — Federal officers alerted by a drug-sniffing dog found 26 pounds (12 kilograms) of heroin hidden in the bumper of an SUV at a border crossing point in Nogales.

Customs and Border Protection said officers arrested the 28-year-old Tucson man who was attempting to enter the United States from Mexico on Tuesday. His identity wasn’t released.

The heroin had an estimated value of over $458,000.


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