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Arizona CBP Officers Seize $50K in Cocaine

Release Date: 
April 17, 2015
CBP officers locate a package of cocaine within a smuggling vehicle's battery

CBP officers locate a package of cocaine within a smuggling vehicle's battery.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Wednesday for attempting to smuggle $50,000 worth of cocaine through the Port of Nogales.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing, assisted by a narcotics-detection canine, selected Luis Javier Guerrero-Tirado, 22, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his Chrysler sedan and discovered nearly five pounds of cocaine, worth more than $50,000, in the vehicle’s battery.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017