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Naco CBP Officers Seize 139 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
April 4, 2014

NACO, Ariz. A 34-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Friday for attempting to smuggle nearly 139 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $69,000, through the Port of Naco.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers selected a Chevrolet truck being driven by Cananea, Sonora, Mexico resident Francisco Manuel Villa-Ruiz, for further inspection and found 53 packages of marijuana behind the truck’s back seats and quarter panels.

The drugs and vehicle were seized. Villa-Ruiz was referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021