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Naco CBP Officers Seize $70K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
June 17, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 34-year-old Mexican national man yesterday for attempting to smuggle 139 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco.

Officers selected Samuel Sierras-Soto, of Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of the Nissan van he was driving and found nine packages of marijuana, valued at nearly $70,000 throughout the vehicle.

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


Last modified: 
February 9, 2017