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CBP Officers Seize $62,000 Worth of Meth

Release Date: 
October 8, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Phoenix woman is in custody in connection with a drug seizure of methamphetamine yesterday at the Port of Nogales.

CBP officers located and seized nearly 21 pounds of meth that was concealed within the rocker panels of a smuggling vehicle.

CBP officers located and seized nearly 21 pounds of meth that was concealed within the rocker panels of a smuggling vehicle.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Querenhapuc Ochoa-Romero, 18, for a follow-up inspection of her Chevrolet sedan. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle frame, officers removed 20 packages of methamphetamine from the rocker panels. The packages contained nearly 21 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $62,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017