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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $1.1 Million in Pot

Release Date: 
January 30, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized more than $1.1 million in marijuana – 2,215 pounds – from a male Mexican national on Jan. 29 when he attempted to enter the United States.Pallets of bell peppers are determined to be co-mingled with bundles of marijuana, by CBP officers at the Port of NogalesPallets labeled as bell peppers are determined to actually be more than a ton of marijuana

A positive alert by a CBP narcotics-detection canine led officers to the discovery of 99 bundles of marijuana co-mingled in a tractor-trailer load of bell peppers. Officers seized the vehicle and drugs. The driver, Jorge Luis Castro-Rivera, 43, was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.


Last modified: 
February 9, 2017