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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $340K in Cocaine

Release Date: 
June 22, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized 30 pounds of cocaine Wednesday afternoon worth approximately $340,000.

Officers removed a dozen packages of cocaine from beneath the seats of a smuggling vehicle
Officers at the Mariposa crossing
removed a dozen packages of cocaine
from beneath the seats of a smuggling
vehicle

Officers at the Mariposa crossing were searching a Pontiac sedan, driven by a 41-year-old Tucson man attempting to enter the country, when a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to multiple packages of cocaine beneath the vehicle’s seats.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
June 23, 2017