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CBP Officers Seize Drugs Worth More Than $145K

Release Date: 
January 8, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. — A 22-year-old Tucson woman was arrested Jan. 7 for attempting to smuggle nearly 19 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States through the Port of Nogales’ DeConcini crossing.

Drug smugglers attempted to conceal cocaine and meth from CBP officers, but were caught with the help of CBP

Drug smugglers attempted to conceal cocaine and meth from CBP officers, but were caught with the help of CBP.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Symba May Smith for a further inspection of her Chevrolet truck when she attempted to enter the United States. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within the firewall of the vehicle, officers removed five packages containing more than 12 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $126,000, and one package containing 6.5 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $19,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017