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Methamphetamine Smuggler Stopped by Nogales CBP Officers

Release Date: 
March 21, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a Mexican national involved in a failed attempt to smuggle more than $67,000 worth of methamphetamine into the United States Saturday.

Officers located more than 22 pounds of meth, as well as nearly 3 pounds of tramadol within a smuggling vehicle
Officers located more than 22 pounds
of meth, as well as nearly 3 pounds of
tramadol within a smuggling vehicle

Officers working at the Mariposa Crossing referred a 36-year-old Mexican man for further inspection of his Volkswagen sedan. The inspection led to the discovery of more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine. They also seized nearly 3 pounds of a substance suspected to be tramadol.

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

Last modified: 
March 21, 2018