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Customs officers find packages of tortillas hollowed out to hide meth

By
Ben Hooper
Customs agents in Arizona found packages of tortillas being carried by a 62-year-old man were hollowed out and contained nearly 3 pounds of meth. Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Customs agents in Arizona found packages of tortillas being carried by a 62-year-old man were hollowed out and contained nearly 3 pounds of meth. Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

NOGALES, Ariz., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Customs agents in Arizona arrested a man found to be concealing nearly 3 pounds of meth in packages of tortillas.

Customs and Border Protection said officers at the Port of Nogales searched a 62-year-old man using the pedestrian crossing when a narcotics-sniffing canine indicated the presence of drugs Friday.

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The agency said the middles of the tortillas had been cut out to make room to hide nearly 3 pounds of methamphetamine inside the packages.

The suspect, a Nogales resident, was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, officials said.

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