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CBP thwarts cocaine and meth smuggling attempts

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SAN LUIS, Ariz. -

An Arizona man was arrested Thursday for attempting to smuggle 34 pounds of cocaine into the United States.

Customs and Border Protection officers arrested 29-year-old Guillermo Nunez Villa after a narcotics detection canine alerted to drugs in his gas tank.

Officers found 17 packages of cocaine worth $310,000. Nunez was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Wednesday, officers arrested a 28-year-old U.S. citizen for attempting to smuggle 25 pounds of methamphetamine across the border.

CBP officers referred Juan Antonio Ruiz-Espinoza for an inspection of his Oldsmobile sedan as he tried to enter the states. A drug-sniffing canine alerted to the presence of drugs, and a routine X-ray noted an anomaly in the front bumper.

The drugs and vehicle were seized, and Ruiz was turned over to ICE-HSI.

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