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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $3.23M in Marijuana

Release Date: 
July 2, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility seized $3,237,000 in marijuana – nearly 6,500 pounds – from a Mexican national Wednesday when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales.CBP officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility discovered packages of marijuana that were co-mingled with a shipment of electrical parts and components

Officers discovered more than 140 packages of marijuana in a tractor-trailer driven by a 39-year-old man from Sonora, Mexico, following an alert by a CBP narcotics-detection canine.Nearly 6,500 pounds of marijuana were discovered within a tractor trailer that was stopped by CBP officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility on Wednesday

Officers seized the drugs and tractor-trailer loaded with electronic parts and components. Officers referred the driver to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017