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Naco CBP Officers Tank Smugglers Attempt

Release Date: 
February 14, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Naco, Arizona, prevented a Tucson resident from smuggling nearly 31 pounds of marijuana on Monday.

Officers removed packages of marijuana from within the gas tank of a smuggling vehicle
Officers removed packages of
marijuana from within the gas tank of
a smuggling vehicle

Officers at the port referred a 28-year-old man for a secondary inspection of his Dodge sedan on Monday. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect, leading officers to the fuel tank. Multiple marijuana packages were removed, worth approximately $15,000.

Officers seized the drugs and the vehicle. The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 15, 2018