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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $284K in Cocaine

Release Date: 
April 22, 2015
27 pounds of cocaine from within the back of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers at the Port of Nogales located and seized more than 27 pounds of cocaine from within the back of a smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Kimberly Rojo-Chavez, 21, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, after finding 10 packages of cocaine in her Chevrolet sedan Tuesday.

A narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to more than 27 pounds of cocaine, valued in excess of $284,000, concealed in the vehicle’s trunk area.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017