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CBP Port of Nogales Officers Encounter Unusual Concealment Method

Release Date: 
May 15, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Port of Nogales officers arrested a Tucson resident attempting to smuggle nearly eight (8) pounds of methamphetamine concealed in a wheelchair.

Officers at the Port of Nogales seized meth that was concealed inside of a wheelchair seat
Officers at the Port of Nogales seized meth that
was concealed inside of a wheelchair seat

Wednesday afternoon, CBP officers at the DeConcini pedestrian crossing referred a 56-year-old man in a wheelchair for additional inspection as he attempted to enter the U.S.  Following a positive alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine, officers discovered and removed three packages of methamphetamine stitched into the seat and the backrest of the man’s wheelchair.  In addition, the man had a package of meth concealed on his body. The estimated street value of the drugs was approximately $8,000.00.

Officers seized the drugs.  The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

 

Last modified: 
May 15, 2020