Federal officers seize 39 pounds of cocaine in drug arrest

NOGALES, AZ - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man Thursday suspected of trying to smuggle more than 39 pounds of cocaine into the United States.

Jose Fermin Arrellano-Guzman, 38, was arrested on suspicion of drug charges after officers searching his Chevrolet SUV reportedly discovered a hidden compartment concealing almost 40 pounds of cocaine.

The drugs seized were valued at $356,000. Arrellano-Guzman's vehicle was processed and he was transferred into the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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