TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at the Port of Nogales seized 122 pounds of drugs over the weekend which included fentanyl pills, heroin, and cocaine concealed inside hollowed out floor tiles. The narcotics have an estimated street value of more than $1.4 million.
Monday evening, a 43-year-old Mexican National man attempted to make entry into the United States through the Port of Nogales, DeConcini crossing, in his truck and was referred for further inspection. While in secondary, CBP officers conducted a thorough inspection and removed a total of 85 drug packages from hollowed out floor tiles. The drugs were determined to be 89 pounds of fentanyl pills, 33 pounds of heroin and 0.5 pound of cocaine.
Officers seized the narcotics and vehicle, arrested the subject and turned the subject over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.