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CBP Officers Confiscate $272K in Hard Drugs

Release Date: 
May 4, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested three people during separate attempts to smuggle nearly 30 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales on May 3.

A pedestrian crosser was found to be smuggling packages of meth around her calves

A pedestrian crosser was found to be smuggling packages of meth around her calves

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 32-year-old Tucson woman for further inspection of her Volkswagen and found more than 20 pounds of cocaine, worth almost $230,000, in the rear quarter panels.

Earlier in the afternoon, officers at the Morley pedestrian crossing referred a 25-year-old Mexican woman for a further search. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers removed more than four pounds of meth, valued at more than $12,000, found wrapped around the woman’s calves.

Officers at the DeConcini pedestrian crossing found nearly 3 pounds of cocaine, worth almost $30,000, taped around the legs of a 22-year-old Nogales, Arizona man after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the drugs.

CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subjects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017