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Mexican National Arrested with Meth and Cocaine

Release Date: 
June 15, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 33-year-old Mexican man at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint on Wednesday afternoon after finding more than 10 pounds of illegal narcotics in his truck.

Agents at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint seized a combination of meth and cocaine from inside of a smuggling vehicle
Agents at the Interstate 19
immigration checkpoint
seized a combination of
meth and cocaine from
inside of a smuggling
vehicle

Agents referred the driver of a white Silverado for further inspection, at which time a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect emitting from the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, agents found multiple packages of methamphetamine and cocaine with a combined value exceeding $66,000.

Agents turned the truck, drugs and driver over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for processing.

Last modified: 
June 18, 2018