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Nogales CBP Officers Apprehend Drug Smuggler

Release Date: 
March 16, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a Tucson woman involved in a failed attempt to smuggle more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin into the United States this week.

Officers were led to the firewall of a smuggling vehicle by a CBP canine, where they removed a combination of heroin and meth
Officers were led to the firewall of a
smuggling vehicle by a CBP canine,
where they removed a combination of
heroin and meth

Officers working at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 21-year-old Tucson woman for further inspection of her Ford sedan Wednesday night. A CBP canine alerted officers to almost 2.5 pounds of heroin, worth almost $43,000, from the vehicle’s firewall. They also seized more than 2 pounds of meth, worth more than $6,300.

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

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March 16, 2018