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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $196K of Hard Drugs

Release Date: 
August 8, 2014

NOGALES, Ariz. —A seizure of methamphetamine and cocaine at the Port of Nogales on Wednesday, resulted in more than 46 pounds of drugs being intercepted with a value of approximately $196,000.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 38-year-old Mexican national for additional inspection of his Chevrolet truck. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in one of the rear quarter panels, officers removed 27 packages of drugs. Twenty-four of the packages contained methamphetamine with a weight of nearly 39 pounds and an estimated value of more than $116,000. The other three packages were cocaine, with a weight of nearly eight pounds and a value in excess of $80,000.

The vehicle and drugs were seized. The driver was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.