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CBP Officers Seize $53K of Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
October 22, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — A male Mexican national is in custody following the seizure of nearly 18 pounds of methamphetamine on Oct. 21 at the Port of Nogales.

More than $53,000 worth of meth is seized by CBP officers in Nogales, Ariz.

More than $53,000 worth of meth is seized by CBP officers in Nogales, Ariz.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Crecencio Garzon-Escalera, 39, for a follow-up inspection of his Ford sedan. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers removed 33 packages of methamphetamine worth an estimated $53,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017