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Nogales Agents Seize 40 Packages of Meth at I-19 Checkpoint

Release Date: 
November 3, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 19 near Amado, Arizona arrest one U.S. citizen Wednesday morning after finding more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine.

Agents seized meth from within a vehicle stopped at the I-19 immigration checkpoint
Agents seized meth from within a vehicle
stopped at the I-19 immigration checkpoint

The driver of a Toyota Corolla was referred to secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. Agents subsequently found 40 packages of meth hidden throughout the vehicle. The drugs were worth more than $150,000.

Agents arrested the driver, an 18-year-old male, for narcotics smuggling and seized the drugs and vehicle; all were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for processing.

Last modified: 
November 6, 2017