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CBP Officers Seize $353K in Meth at Port of Nogales

Release Date: 
June 13, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized a combined $353,000 worth of methamphetamine during two incidents Monday.

Officers working with a canine at the Dennis DeConcini crossing Monday morning found almost 66 pounds of meth, worth an estimated $198,000, inside the door panel of a Mazda van driven by a 21-year-old woman from Apache Junction, Arizona.

Officers removed nearly 52 pounds of meth from the trunk of a smuggling vehicle
Officers removed nearly 52 pounds
of meth from the trunk of a
smuggling vehicle

A few hours later, officers working at the Mariposa crossing, again with a narcotics-detection canine, referred a 25-year-old Mexican woman driving a Volkswagen sedan for further inspection and discovered almost 52 pounds of meth, worth nearly $155,000, in the vehicle’s trunk.

Officers seized the narcotics and vehicles involved. Both subjects were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last published: 
June 16, 2017