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CBP Seizes $100K of Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
September 4, 2014

NOGALES, Ariz. — A Mexican national is in custody following a drug seizure of methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales on Sept. 1.

Thirty-three pounds of methamphetamine

Thirty-three pounds of meth are seized by officers at the DeConcini crossing on Monday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Ana Luisa Salazar-Ortega, 41, of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, for additional inspection of her Pontiac Sport Utility Vehicle.

A routine inspection of the vehicle led to the discovery of 30 packages hidden in the rear quarter panels. The packages contained more than 33 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $100,000.

Officers seized the vehicle and drugs, and referred Salazar to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017