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CBP Officers Seize Meth Worth $194,000

Release Date: 
March 25, 2013

 

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the floorboard between the seats.

CBP officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port in Nogales seized more than 12 pounds of methamphetamine Sunday.

NOGALES, ARIZ.—More than 12 pounds of methamphetamine was seized Sunday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port in Nogales.

Officers referred Oliver Cordova Santoyo, 26, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for inspection of his Chevrolet truck when he attempted to enter the United States. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers found 10 packages of crystal meth in the floorboard between the seats.

The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. Cordova was arrested and faces prosecution on drug charges.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017