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CBP Seizes $58K of Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
September 8, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Phoenix woman is in custody in connection with a drug seizure of methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales, yesterday.

CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing were assisted by a narcotics detection canine to locate packages of meth within the dashboard area.

CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing were assisted by a narcotics detection canine to locate packages of meth within the dashboard area.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Vanessa Veline Garcia, 28, for a follow-up inspection of her Nissan sedan. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the dashboard area, officers removed nine packages of methamphetamine. The packages contained more than 19 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $59,000.

The seizure followed a seizure Monday at the same crossing, where officers discovered 33 pounds of meth inside the quarter panels of an sport utility vehicle.  The drugs were valued at $100,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017