Border Patrol agents arrest 2 Arizona teens with nearly $2M of smuggled drugs

TUCSON, Ariz. — Two Arizona teenagers were arrested near the Mexico border Saturday after authorities discovered nearly $2 million worth of smuggled methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin in their vehicle, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday.

Border Patrol agents arrested the two unidentified suspects near Rio Rico, Arizona, after multiple people were seen emerging from some brush and placing packages in the parked Chevrolet Silverado, the agency stated in a Tuesday news release.

Border Patrol Agent Daniel Hernandez, a public information officer for the Tucson sector, called the street value of the bust “pretty high.”

“We’ve gotten larger seizures, but this one no doubt is sizable, and it is significant,” Hernandez told NBC News.

According to the news release, agents found 57 packages of drugs with an estimated value of $1.9 million.

The suspects, along with the drugs, were turned over to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and will face federal charges, NBC News reported.