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CPB officers seize 45 pounds of cocaine in Arizona

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SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say a Mexican man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 45 pounds of cocaine into southern Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said Thursday that 36-year-old Fernando Rivera Aispuro was taken into custody at the port of entry in San Luis, Ariz. They say Aispuro is from San Luis, Mexico.

CBP officers referred Aispuro's truck for a secondary inspection after a narcotics detection dog alerted them to the presence of drugs in the back of the vehicle.

Officers reported finding 19 packages of cocaine hidden in tool compartments, worth an estimated $495,000.

The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure and Aispuro was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Authorities didn't immediately know if Aispuro has a lawyer.

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