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Nogales CBP Canine Sniffs out $220K in Cocaine, Meth

Release Date: 
October 13, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 63-year-old Phoenix man Oct. 12 after finding $220,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine in his Volkswagen van during a secondary inspection at the Dennis DeConcini crossing in Nogales, Arizona.

CBP officers at the Port of Nogales seized 31 packages of cocaine and meth from within a drugs smuggling vehicle
CBP officers at the Port of Nogales seized
31 packages of cocaine and meth from
within a drugs smuggling vehicle

A positive alert by a CBP narcotics-detection canine led to the discovery of nearly 12 pounds of cocaine and more than 28 pounds of meth within the vehicle’s front fenders and rear quarter panels.

Officers seized the vehicle and drugs, and transferred custody of the subject to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017