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Naco CBP Officers Seize $51K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
May 5, 2015
Photo of vehicle with marijuana hidden behind the backseat

Drug smugglers hid packages of marijuana behind the back seat of a drug smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Naco, Arizona man for attempting to smuggle more than 100 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco on May 1.

Officers referred Victor Manuel Lopez-Tamayo, 27, for further inspection of his Chevrolet truck and found 48 packages of marijuana, valued at approximately $51,000, behind the vehicle’s back seats.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Lopez to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017