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CBP Officers Seize $66K Worth of Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
November 6, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Mexican national is in custody following a seizure of just more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales on Nov. 4.

CBP officers at the Port of Nogales located and seized more than 22 pounds of meth from a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers at the Port of Nogales located and seized more than 22 pounds of meth from a smuggling vehicle.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Jorge Eleazar Soto-Estrella, 24, of Nogales, Sonora, after a CBP narcotics detection canine helped officers find approximately $66,000 worth of meth in the rear quarter panels of his Chevrolet El Camino.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017