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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $111K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
May 9, 2018
Port of Nogales, Ariz.

 

TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a Mexican national in connection with an unsuccessful attempt to smuggle more than 200 pounds of marijuana into the United States Tuesday.

Officers removed packages of marijuana from the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle
Officers removed packages of
marijuana from the spare tire of a
smuggling vehicle

Officers working at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 52-year-old Mexican man for further inspection of his Ford truck early Tuesday morning. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent that it was trained to detect, resulting in drugs being located throughout the truck as well as the gas tank and spare tire. The inspection led to the discovery of in excess of 221 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of nearly $111,000.

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

Last modified: 
May 9, 2018