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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $2.5M in Marijuana

Release Date: 
November 19, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility seized $2,539,700 in marijuana – 5,079 pounds – from a Mexican national Nov. 13 when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales.

CBP officers at the Mariposa crossing discovered bundles of marijuana within palletized boxes identified as aircraft parts

CBP officers at the Mariposa crossing discovered bundles of marijuana within palletized boxes identified as aircraft parts

Officers discovered the drugs within six palletized boxes identified as aircraft parts in a tractor-trailer driven by Jaime Alfonso Valdez-Yocupicio, 40, from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, following an alert by a CBP narcotics-detection canine.

Officers seized the entire shipment and referred Valdez to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017