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CBP Officers Seize $94,000+ in Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
February 22, 2016
A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the presence of meth within the rocker panels of a smuggling vehicle attempting to enter through the DeConcini crossing.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the presence of meth within the rocker panels of a smuggling vehicle attempting to enter through the DeConcini crossing.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 31 pounds of methamphetamine, valued in excess of $94,000, through the Port of Nogales Feb. 19.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Reyna Michelle Navarrete-Leon, 21, for further inspection of her Ford sedan when she attempted to enter the U.S. During the inspection, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to the presence of drugs within the vehicle’s rocker panels.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned Navarrete over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017