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CBP Officers Seize Meth Worth $519,000

Release Date: 
January 28, 2013

NOGALES, ARIZ.—More than 33 pounds of methamphetamine, worth $519,000, was seized Friday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port.


The drugs were worth an estimated $519,000.

More than 33 pounds of methamphetamine was seized Friday by CBP officers at Nogales.

Port officers referred Nora Alicia Rosas Castelo, 42, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for additional inspection of her Hyundai sedan when she attempted to enter the United States. During the search, officers found 26 packages of meth throughout the vehicle.

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

Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation's ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017