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CBP Officers Seize $1.4 Million Worth of Cocaine

Release Date: 
December 10, 2009

San Luis, Ariz. -U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers enforcement efforts resulted in the seizure of more than 55 pounds of Cocaine and the arrest of a 40-year-old man just yesterday.

On December 9, CBP officers while processing travelers and conducting routine inspections encountered the U.S. citizen and escorted him to the secondary lot for further inspection. During the inspection process cocaine packages were found inside the gas tank of the Isuzu Rodeo he was driving after it was x-rayed and weighed more than 55 pounds.

The man was immediately arrested and turned over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017