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Naco CBP Officers Seize $254K in Heroin

Release Date: 
February 10, 2015
CBP officers located 18 pounds of heroin within the manifold area of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers located 18 pounds of heroin within the manifold area of a smuggling vehicle.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals Feb 6 for attempting to smuggle 18 pounds of heroin through the Port of Naco.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred an Isuzu SUV, occupied by two males, for a secondary inspection. Officers assisted by a CBP narcotics-detection canine found hidden packages in the vehicle containing 18 pounds of heroin worth approximately $254,000.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and referred the 28-year-old driver and his 22-year old passenger to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017