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Alleged drug smuggler carried ‘meth burritos’ over border

PIX 11, May 26, 2016

NOGALES, Ariz. -- Border officials say a woman was busted for allegedly smuggling more than a pound of meth, disguised as burritos.

Officers stopped the 23-year-old Nogales woman this weekend as she crossed the border through a pedestrian gate.

A positive alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine help officers find slightly more than a pound of meth, worth more than $3,000.

The drugs were disguised as a bag of burritos.

Border officials report a number of other drug seizures as well, this weekend.

On Friday, officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 45-year-old Mexican national male for a secondary inspection of his Chevrolet truck.

When searching the dashboard area, officers located nearly 28 pounds of cocaine. The drugs are valued at more than $311,000.

On Saturday, officers referred a 38-year-old Mexican national male for further inspection of his Ford truck at the DeConcini crossing.

After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the center console area of the truck, officers removed nearly 16 pounds of cocaine, worth nearly $179,000. The drugs were concealed around the transmission.

Border officials report a number of other drug seizures as well, this weekend.

On Friday, officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 45-year-old Mexican national male for a secondary inspection of his Chevrolet truck.

When searching the dashboard area, officers located nearly 28 pounds of cocaine. The drugs are valued at more than $311,000.

On Saturday, officers referred a 38-year-old Mexican national male for further inspection of his Ford truck at the DeConcini crossing.

After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the center console area of the truck, officers removed nearly 16 pounds of cocaine, worth nearly $179,000. The drugs were concealed around the transmission.