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Nogales Border Patrol K9 Team Helps Seize Marijuana Bundles

Release Date: 
August 1, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 54-year-old Tucson man after finding 12 marijuana bundles concealed in his vehicle Tuesday afternoon at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint in Amado, Ariz.

Agents discoveed bundles of marijuana inside the back of a truck referred for further inspection at the I-19 checkpoint
Agents discovered bundles of
marijuana inside the back of a truck
referred for further inspection at the
I-19 checkpoint

Agents referred the male driver of a Toyota Tundra for secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it is trained to detect.  A search of the vehicle revealed more than 153 pounds of marijuana and a small amount of methamphetamine. The marijuana has an estimated value of nearly $56,200.

Agents seized the vehicle and drugs after the driver was arrested for narcotics smuggling.

Last modified: 
August 2, 2018