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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $240K in Cocaine

Release Date: 
March 24, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Wednesday for attempting to smuggle 21 pounds of cocaine, worth approximately $240,000, through the Port of Nogales’ Mariposa crossing.

Officers at the Mariposa crossing seized 21 pounds of cocaine
Officers at the Mariposa crossing seized
21 pounds of cocaine from within the rear
a/c unit of a smuggling vehicle

Officers referred a 35-year-old woman for a search of her Lincoln SUV and discovered multiple packages of cocaine hidden within a rear air conditioning unit.

CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the woman over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
March 24, 2017