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CBP Officers Seize Nearly $125K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
February 3, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a pair of Mexican nationals during separate, weekend attempts to smuggle approximately $124,500 in marijuana through the Port of Nogales.

Officers at the DeConcini crossing discovered 183 pounds of marijuana underneath the trunk bed of a smuggling vehicle

Officers at the DeConcini crossing discovered 183 pounds of marijuana underneath the trunk bed of a smuggling vehicle.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing searched a Dodge truck belonging to German Ferra Corona, of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, on Jan. 31 and found nearly 183 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $91,000, in the bed of the truck.

Earlier that day, officers at the Mariposa crossing, aided by a narcotics-detection canine, found more than 67 pounds of marijuana during the search of a GMC truck belonging to 26-year-old Oscar Alfonso Valenzuela –Valencia from Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico. Officers found the drugs, valued in excess of $33,500, in the gas tank and rear seats.

Officers processed the vehicles and drugs for seizure, and referred both subjects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017