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Fentanyl, Meth Seized by Nogales CBP Officers

Release Date: 
August 2, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a 49-year-old woman Tuesday morning for attempting to smuggle almost $326,000 worth of fentanyl and methamphetamine into the United States.

Officers removed meth and fentanyl from the firewall of a smuggling vehicle
Officers removed meth and fentanyl from
the firewall of a smuggling vehicle

 

Officers referred the woman for further inspection of her Chrysler sedan when she attempted to enter the U.S. through the Dennis DeConcini crossing. During the inspection, a CBP narcotics-detection canine’s alert led officers to find multiple packages of drugs throughout the vehicle. The drugs included more than 67 pounds of meth, worth almost $202,000, and close to 8 pounds of fentanyl, worth nearly $124,000.

Officers seized 67 pounds of meth and 8 pounds of fentanyl
Officers seized 67 pounds of meth and 8
pounds of fentanyl

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

 

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August 2, 2017