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Nogales CBP Officers Intercept Meth Shipment at Port

Release Date: 
May 19, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 29-year-old Tucson woman, Wednesday, May 18, after finding nearly $121,000 worth of methamphetamine hidden within her vehicle.

Drug smugglers attempted to sneak nearly $121,000 worth of meth into the country, but were stopped by CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing in Nogales, Ariz.

Drug smugglers attempted to sneak nearly $121,000 worth of meth into the country, but were stopped by CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing in Nogales, Ariz.

Following questioning by officers working at the Port of Nogales’ Dennis DeConcini crossing, the woman was referred for a secondary inspection. A search of the vehicle revealed multiple packages containing more than 40 pounds of the drug concealed in the vehicle’s seats.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017