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Mexican national arrested after nearly $500K in drugs seized on I-40

Mohave County Sheriff's officials reported the drugs pictured have an estimated combined street value of $477,900. The drugs include cocaine, heroin, and suspected fentanyl. (Photo courtesy of MCSO)

Mohave County Sheriff's officials reported the drugs pictured have an estimated combined street value of $477,900. The drugs include cocaine, heroin, and suspected fentanyl. (Photo courtesy of MCSO)

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Marco Antonio Diaz

KINGMAN – Mohave County Sheriff’s officials say a Mexican national has been arrested after the discovery of more than 13 combined pounds of cocaine, heroin, and suspected fentanyl Monday, June 3, 2019.

MCSO deputies conducted a traffic stop near milepost 58 on Interstate 40 for a traffic violation.

The driver was identified as Marco Antonio Diaz, of Mexico, and during the stop an Arizona Department of Transportation Enforcement Division K-9 came on scene.

The K-9 alerted to a narcotics odor inside the vehicle. Deputies allegedly located 9.8 pounds of cocaine, 2.5 pounds of heroin, and 1.3 pounds of packaged counterfeit oxycodone pills, which are suspected to contain fentanyl.

MCSO reported an estimated combined street value of the drugs to be $477,900.

Detectives with the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team, a HIDTA initiative and ACJC supported taskforce, assisted with the investigation

Diaz was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility for transportation of narcotic drugs for sale, and possession of narcotic drugs for sale, both felonies.

Information provided by MCSO

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