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Drug Seizure Makes for Sticky Mess at Nogales Port

Release Date: 
December 21, 2016
6500 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of strawberry jam
Officers at the Nogales Commercial
Facility discovered 6,500 pounds of
marijuana after a narcotics canine
alerted to the presence in the manifested
shipment of strawberry jam.

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility in Nogales arrested a tractor-trailer driver Tuesday after discovering 6,500 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of strawberry jam.

CBP officers working with a narcotics-detection canine discovered the marijuana, worth an estimated $3.25 million, and arrested the 51-year-old male driver from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

Officers seized the drugs, vehicle and commodity, and turned the subject over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021