NOGALES, AZ - Two men from Mexico are in custody for allegedly trying to smuggle methamphetamine into southern Arizona.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing say 64-year-old Jorge Humberto Lopez-Ramos was arrested Tuesday and 31-year-old Christian Ortiz was arrested Monday.
Both men live in Nogales, Sonora.
Lopez-Ramos' pickup truck was stopped at the Nogales Port of Entry.
A CBP narcotic dog alerted officers to the vehicle's driver-side door, where they reported finding 27 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $82,500.
CBP officers at the Mariposa crossing searched Ortiz's truck and reportedly found 39 pounds of meth hidden in the seats. The drugs had an estimated value of nearly $118,000.
The vehicles and drugs were seized and both men were turned over to federal authorities.