Nogales, Arizona - Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two men involved in separate attempts to smuggle a combined 26 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales on June 22.

Officers working with a CBP narcotics-detection canine at the Dennis DeConcini crossing located more than 25 pounds of meth, valued in excess of $76,000, in the gas tank of a Saturn sedan driven by a 23-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

Earlier in the day, officers at the Morley pedestrian crossing searched a 30-year-old Tucson man and found two packages inside his socks containing nearly a pound of meth, worth more than $2,600.

Officers seized all drugs and the one vehicle, and turned both subjects over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.