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Arizona CBP Officers Seize $354k in Hard Drugs

Release Date: 
March 24, 2015
CBP officers at the Port of Nogales seized cocaine and heroin worth $354K

CBP officers at the Port of Nogales seized cocaine and heroin worth $354K

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Nogales, Arizona woman March 23 for an alleged attempt to smuggle cocaine and heroin through the Port of Nogales.

After officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing selected Odetta Espinoza, 26, for further inspection of her Suzuki SUV, a narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs. As a result, officers found more than 14 pounds of heroin, worth about $200,000, and nearly 15 pounds of cocaine valued at close to $154,000.

Officers processed the vehicle and drugs for seizure, and referred Espinoza to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017