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