NOGALES, Ariz. —A seizure of methamphetamine and cocaine at the Port of Nogales on Wednesday, resulted in more than 46 pounds of drugs being intercepted with a value of approximately $196,000.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 38-year-old Mexican national for additional inspection of his Chevrolet truck. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in one of the rear quarter panels, officers removed 27 packages of drugs. Twenty-four of the packages contained methamphetamine with a weight of nearly 39 pounds and an estimated value of more than $116,000. The other three packages were cocaine, with a weight of nearly eight pounds and a value in excess of $80,000.
The vehicle and drugs were seized. The driver was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.