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Nogales CBP Officers Nab Meth/Pills from Smuggler

Release Date: 
January 17, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a 20-year-old Nogales, Ariz. man involved in a failed attempt to smuggle nearly half a pound of methamphetamine as well as 100 capsules of tramadol on Monday.

Officers seized a half-pound of meth as well as a bag of tramadol pills
Officers seized a bag of tramadol
capsules as well as nearly a
half-pound of meth

Officers working at the Morley Pedestrian crossing referred the man for secondary inspection when he attempted to enter the United States. During the inspection, a CBP canine alerted to a scent it is trained to detect, which led to the discovery of a package of meth, worth nearly $1,200. In addition, the man had a second bag, which contained 100 capsules of tramadol.

Officers arrested the subject for narcotics smuggling, and seized the drugs before turning him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.


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February 3, 2021