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CBP Seizes $106K in Hard Drugs

Release Date: 
September 10, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — An Amado, Ariz. woman is in custody following a Sept. 8 seizure of a combined nearly 16 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine at the Port of Nogales.CBP officers at the Mariposa crossing were led to the back of the seats within a smuggling vehicle by a narcotics detection canine, where they located nearly 16 pounds of meth and cocaine

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa crossing referred the 34-year-old woman for additional inspection of her Chevrolet sport utility vehicle when she attempted to enter the U.S.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the vehicle’s backseats where officers found five packages of methamphetamine weighing nearly eight pounds and three packages of cocaine weighing almost eight pounds.When officers took apart the seats of a smuggling vehicle, they located a total of eight packages of drugs

The drugs, with an approximate value of $106,000, and vehicle were seized. Officers referred the woman to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017