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Arizona border agents seize $546,000 worth of cocaine

A dog trained to detect narcotics found nearly 23 pounds of cocaine hidden inside the dashboard of a woman's SUV as she attempted to enter the United States at Arizona's Port of Nogales. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

A dog trained to detect narcotics found nearly 23 pounds of cocaine hidden inside the dashboard of a woman's SUV as she attempted to enter the United States at Arizona's Port of Nogales. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

NOGALES, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they have seized nearly $546,000 worth of cocaine that a woman tried to smuggle into the United States in her vehicle.

The agency said Friday that the bust took place the day before at Arizona's Port of Nogales.

A police dog trained to detect narcotics found nearly 23 pounds of cocaine hidden inside the dashboard of the woman's SUV during an inspection at the border.

Authorities arrested the 35-year-old woman from Hermosillo, Mexico.

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