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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $1.2 Million in Marijuana

Release Date: 
March 11, 2015
More than 300 packages of marijuana are removed from a co-mingled produce shipment of bell peppers.

More than 300 packages of marijuana are removed from a co-mingled produce shipment of bell peppers.

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized more than $1.2 million in marijuana – 2,476 pounds – from a Mexican national Tuesday when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales.

Officers found the load in a tractor-trailer driven by Sixto Hernandez-Apodaca, 51, following a positive alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine. The drugs were co-mingled with a load of green peppers. The vehicle and 308 packages of drugs were seized. Hernandez was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017