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Naco CBP Officers Seize $70K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
October 20, 2015
CBP officers at the Port of Naco discovered a concealed compartment within the bed of a smuggling vehicle, that was loaded with 139 pounds of marijuana

CBP officers at the Port of Naco discovered a concealed compartment within the bed of a smuggling vehicle, that was loaded with 139 pounds of marijuana

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 25-year-old Mexican man Monday, Oct. 19, for an alleged attempt to smuggle 139 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco.

Officers selected Juan Antonio Orduna-Mata, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his Dodge truck and found multiple packages of marijuana valued at nearly $70,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017