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Naco CBP Officers Seize $30K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
March 11, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – A Mexican national was arrested on Sunday March 8 for attempting to smuggle nearly 62 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred a Ford SUV, driven by a 38-year-old Mexican woman for further inspection and found 29 packages of marijuana valued at approximately $30,000. Officers assisted by a CBP narcotics-detection canine located the marijuana within the vehicle’s gas tank.Photo 1-CBP officers located nearly 62 pounds of marijuana within the fuel tank of a smuggling vehicle

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and referred the driver, from Naco, Sonora, Mexico, to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017