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Naco CBP Officers Tank Smugglers Attempt

Release Date: 
February 15, 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.

A CBP canine led officers to the gas tank of a smuggling vehicle, where they found 31 pounds of marijuana
A CBP canine led officers to the gas
tank of a smuggling vehicle, where
they found 31 pounds of marijuana

 

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

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

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February 15, 2018