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CBP Officers Find 40 lbs. of Hard Drugs, 1 Arrested

Release Date: 
October 6, 2016
CBP officers seized a combination of 14 pounds of heroin and 27 pounds of meth that was hidden behind the rear bumper
Officers seized a combination of 14
pounds of heroin and 27 pounds of meth,
that was hidden behind the rear bumper
of a smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican national Wednesday, Oct. 5, for attempting to smuggle nearly 14 pounds of heroin and almost 27 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $318,500 combined.

Officers working at the Dennis DeConcini crossing used a CBP narcotics-detection canine to find the drugs during a secondary search of a Ford SUV driven by a 23-year-old man from Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021