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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $107K in Heroin

Release Date: 
May 6, 2015
CBP officers at the Mariposa crossing located and seized nearly eight pounds of heroin that was hidden on the manifold of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers at the Mariposa crossing located and seized nearly eight pounds of heroin that was hidden on the manifold of a smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Sahuarita, Arizona man during a failed smuggling attempt at the Port of Nogales.

Officers at the Mariposa crossing arrested Francisco Javier Del Cid-Calderon, 23, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the Ford Mustang he was driving on May 5. During a secondary inspection, officers located nearly eight pounds of heroin, worth approximately $107,000, inside the engine manifold.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Cid-Calderon to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017