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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $221K in Hard Drugs

Release Date: 
April 11, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a pair of Mexican nationals involved in a failed attempt to smuggle $221,000 worth of methamphetamine into the United States Tuesday.

Officers discovered packages of meth beneath the seats of a smuggling vehicle
Officers discovered packages of meth
beneath the seats of a smuggling
vehicle

 

Officers working at the Mariposa Crossing referred a 19-year-old male driver & his 19-year-old male passenger for further inspection of an Oldsmobile sedan yesterday afternoon. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect, resulting in the seizure of nearly 74 pounds of meth, worth more than $221,000 from the vehicle’s seats and quarter panels.

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

Last published: 
April 11, 2018