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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $2.75M in Marijuana

Release Date: 
February 26, 2016
Six pallets of marijuana bundles were seized from a tractor trailer that attempted to enter the U.S. through the Mariposa Commercial Faciliity

Six pallets of marijuana bundles were seized from a tractor trailer that attempted to enter the U.S. through the Mariposa Commercial Faciliity

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility in Nogales, Arizona, seized $2.75 million in marijuana – approximately 5,500 pounds – from a Mexican national Feb. 24 when he attempted to enter the United States.

After an alert by a CBP narcotics-detection canine, officers found the drugs within palletized boxes identified as assorted electronic items in a tractor-trailer driven by a 29-year-old driver of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

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

The seizure comes less than two weeks after a 17,000 pound marijuana seizure at the Port of Nogales, worth an estimated $8,500,000.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017