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CBP Officers Seize $121K in Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
June 23, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man on June 19 for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly $121,000 in methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales.

CBP officers at the Port of Nogales discovered packages of meth, behind the dashboard of a smuggling vehicle.

CBP officers at the Port of Nogales discovered packages of meth, behind the dashboard of a smuggling vehicle.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Felizardo Olivares-Larios, 48, of Cajeme, Sonora, Mexico, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the Nissan SUV he was driving. During a secondary inspection, officers located more than 40 pounds of meth within a non-factory compartment in the vehicle’s dashboard area.

The seizure comes just a day after officers seized 18 pounds of meth from smugglers using a similar method in an attempt to get past port officers.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Olivares to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017