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CBP Officers Seize $411K in Cocaine at Naco Port

Release Date: 
October 27, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Sunday for attempting to smuggle approximately 39 pounds of cocaine, valued at $411,000, through the Port of Naco.

CBP officers from the Port of Naco seized 39 pounds of cocaine from within the dash of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers from the Port of Naco seized 39 pounds of cocaine from within the dash of a smuggling vehicle.

Hector Manuel Madrid-Valencia, 48, was taken into custody after officers found 16 packages of cocaine under the dashboard of his Toyota during a secondary inspection.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017