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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $2.96M in Marijuana

Release Date: 
November 7, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Mariposa Cargo Facility at the Nogales Port of Entry seized nearly 6,000 pounds of marijuana found in a northbound shipment of optical fiber cables Nov. 5.

CBP officers at the Nogales cargo facility located marijuana co-mingled with optical fiber cables

CBP officers at the Nogales cargo facility located marijuana co-mingled with optical fiber cables.

Officer discovered the $2.96 million worth of marijuana in a tractor-trailer driven by a 39-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico after a CBP narcotic-detection canine alerted to the trailer.

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

In a similar incident on Oct. 24, officers seized nearly 4,700 pounds of marijuana worth $2.3 million and co-mingled with electrical components.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017