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CBP Officers Seize Nearly $146K in Hard Drugs

Release Date: 
February 26, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Feb. 23 in connection to a failed attempt to smuggle more than 23 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales.

Officers and a CBP narcotics-detection canine at the Dennis DeConcini crossing searched a Ford truck belonging to Mauricio Ozuna-Mejia, 42, of Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico. During the search, officers removed nearly seven pounds of heroin, worth more than $97,000, and more than 16 pounds of meth, valued in excess of $49,000, from the vehicle’s rear doors.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017