Border Patrol makes 3 separate drug busts over weekend

SAN LUIS, AZ - U.S. Customs and Border Protection conducted three separate drug busts at the Arizona-Mexico border over the weekend.

Officials with CBP said the combined value of illegal drugs seized is estimated at nearly $1.3 million.

Two of the incidents took place at the San Luis Port, and one took place at the Lukeville Port, CBP officials said.

At San Luis, a 26-year-old Mexican female with lawful U.S. permanent residence attempted to bring 45 packages of methamphetamines and one package of cocaine over the border around 2 p.m. Saturday, officials said.

Around 8 p.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old Mexican male was found crossing the border at San Luis with more than 17 pounds of methamphetamines in non-factory vehicle compartments, officials said.

Finally, a 41-year-old U.S. citizen male tried to bring 15 packages of cocaine and three packages of heroin over the border at the Lukeville Port Sunday by hiding the drugs in his vehicle's heater core and engine compartment, officials said.

Officials with CBP said all three suspects were taken into custody and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation.

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