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K-9 Sniffs Out Drugs Hidden in Can of WD-40

Release Date: 
October 25, 2013

TUCSON, ARIZ.—Multiple illicit narcotics were discovered hidden in a can of WD-40 after a canine alerted on a vehicle attempting to pass through the SR 90 checkpoint earlier this week.

 

WD-40 can used to conceal contraband at SR 90 Checkpoint.

WD-40 can used to conceal contraband at SR 90 Checkpoint.

Heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy are among the list of drugs discovered in a single WD-40 container Monday morning. The driver, a U.S. citizen, was also found to be transporting marijuana in addition to the canned narcotics. The vehicle and contraband were seized; the driver was prosecuted in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.

Smugglers commonly get creative with their concealment techniques when attempting to transport illicit contraband further into the U.S. However, astute canine teams 'sniff' through these futile efforts.

 

WD-40 can and contraband hidden inside at SR 90 Checkpoint.

WD-40 can and contraband hidden inside at SR 90 Checkpoint.

Checkpoint operations play a vital role in preventing criminals from transporting contraband into the United States by restricting routes of egress from the border region.

Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017