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Naco CBP Officers Seize $70K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
August 14, 2015
CBP officers at the Port of Naco seized 139 pounds of marijuana that was hidden within a smuggling vehicle.

CBP officers at the Port of Naco seized 139 pounds of marijuana that was hidden within a smuggling vehicle.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 20-year-old Tucson man Aug. 11 for an alleged attempt to smuggle 139 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco.

Officers selected Bernardo Ramirez-Ramirez, for further inspection of his Chevrolet sedan when he attempted to enter the U.S. and found multiple packages of marijuana throughout the vehicle valued at nearly $70,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017