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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $275K Worth of Cocaine

Release Date: 
October 9, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson man is in custody following a cocaine seizure at the Port of Nogales on October 7.

More than 26 pounds of cocaine were seized by officers at the DeConcini crossing on Oct. 7

More than 26 pounds of cocaine were seized by officers at the DeConcini crossing on Oct. 7.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Clinton Stratford Wheeler, 33, for additional inspection of his Nissan sedan. Officers found 10 packages hidden behind his backseat during the routine inspection. The packages contained more than 26 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $275,000.

Officers seized the vehicle and drugs, and referred Wheeler to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017