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Naco CBP Officers Seize $85K in Drugs

Release Date: 
February 10, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers arrested a Mexican national and a U.S. citizen recently for alleged attempts to smuggle nearly 170 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco.

Nearly 68 pounds of marijuana was seized by CBP officers at the Port of Naco

Nearly 68 pounds of marijuana was seized by CBP officers at the Port of Naco

Officers referred Francisco Javier Jimenez-Romero, 48, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., for further inspection of his GMC truck early Monday and discovered more than 100 pounds of marijuana, valued at almost $51,000, in the cab’s back wall.

On Feb 6, officers selected Jesus Alfredo Vera-Martinez, 27, of Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his Nissan SUV and found almost 68 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $34,000, beneath the vehicle’s carpeting.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and referred both subjects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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February 9, 2017