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Methamphetamine Smugglers Busted at Port of Nogales

Release Date: 
October 31, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two men involved in separate weekend attempts to sneak approximately $87,000 worth of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales.

Officers at the Morley Pedestrian crossing referred a Nogales, Ariz. man for further inspection, where they discovered packages of tortillas were actually hollowed out and filled with packages of meth
Officers at the Morley Pedestrian crossing
referred a Nogales, Ariz. man for further
inspection, where they discovered
packages of tortillas were actually
hollowed out and filled with packages
of meth

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing seized nearly $78,000 worth of meth (close to 26 pounds) Saturday from a 23-year-old male U.S. citizen residing in Santana, Sonora, Mexico, after finding the drugs in his Chevy SUV.

On Friday, officers working with a CBP narcotics-detection canine at the Morley Pedestrian crossing found almost 3 pounds of meth in packages of tortillas carried by a 62-year-old man from Nogales, Arizona.

Officers seized all drugs along with the vehicle involved, and turned the subjects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017