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Nogales CBP Officers Find Drug In Shoes, Private Area

Release Date: 
August 10, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two people Aug. 8 for their alleged involvement in separate smuggling attempts at the Port of Nogales.

CBP officers at the Port of Nogales seized a condom filled with more than a quarter-pound of cocaine, that was hidden within a body cavity
CBP officers at the Port of Nogales
seized a condom filled with more than
a quarter-pound of cocaine, that was
hidden within a body cavity

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 33-year-old Tucson woman for further inspection when she entered the U.S. through a pedestrian lane. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs under her clothing, officers found more than a quarter of a pound of cocaine, worth nearly $3,000, hidden in a body cavity.

A few hours later at the Morley pedestrian crossing, officers referred an 18-year-old male Nogales, Arizona resident for further inspection and found more than a pound of heroin, worth a little more than $20,700, shaped as an insole within the subject’s shoes.

CBP officers seized all drugs and turned both suspects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017