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CBP Canine Helps Officers Find $136K in Cocaine

Release Date: 
May 13, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers using a CBP narcotics-detection canine found nearly $136,000 worth of cocaine in a Ford SUV during an inspection at the Port of Nogales Thursday.

Officers at the DeConcini crossing arrested a 19-year-old man after finding nearly $136K worth of cocaine within the dashboard of a smuggling vehicle

Officers at the DeConcini crossing arrested a 19-year-old man after finding nearly $136K worth of cocaine within the dashboard of a smuggling vehicle

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested the driver, a 19-year-old male Mexican national and legal permanent resident of the U.S., after finding almost 12 pounds of the drug hidden within the vehicle’s dashboard.

Officers seized the drugs and SUV, and turned the subject over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017