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Man Arrested at Nogales Port Riding Motorcycle With Nearly $460K of Heroin in Fuel Tank

Release Date: 
February 15, 2017

Officers at the DeConcini crossing were led to a BMW motorcycle by a canine team, where they discovered $460K worth of heroin hidden within the fuel tank
Officers at the DeConcini crossing were
led to a BMW motorcycle by a canine
team, where they discovered $460K
worth of heroin hidden within the fuel
tank

TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Tucson at the Port of Nogales after finding nearly $460,000 worth of heroin in the gas tank of his motorcycle.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 32-year-old man from Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his BMW motorcycle where a CBP narcotics-detection canine then alerted to the fuel tank. Officers investigated further and found the tank contained nearly 30 pounds of heroin.

CBP officers seized the drugs and motorcycle, and turned the subject over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 16, 2017