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CBP Officers Seize Meth found in Car, Man’s Socks

Release Date: 
June 24, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two men involved in separate attempts to smuggle a combined 26 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales on June 22.

A total of 18 packages of meth were pulled from the gas tank of a smuggling vehicle on Wednesday (June 22)
A total of 18 packages of meth were
pulled from the gas tank of a smuggling
vehicle on Wednesday (June 22)

Officers working with a CBP narcotics-detection canine at the Dennis DeConcini crossing located more than 25 pounds of meth, valued in excess of $76,000, in the gas tank of a Saturn sedan driven by a 23-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

Earlier in the day, officers at the Morley pedestrian crossing searched a 30-year-old Tucson man and found two packages inside his socks containing nearly a pound of meth, worth more than $2,600.

Officers seized all drugs and the one vehicle, and turned both subjects over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017