Drugs found in wheelchair at AZ border

NOGALES, AZ - A man in a wheelchair was arrested for attempted cocaine smuggling into the United States on Sunday at the Nogales station.

A Customs and Border Protection officer noticed something concerning the chair's seat.

Secondary inspection of the 43-year-old Mexican national's chair cushion revealed five packages of the drug, weighing 7.2 pounds and valued at more than $65,500, according to CBP.

The drugs were seized and the suspect arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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