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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $344K in Hard Drugs

Release Date: 
June 25, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man Tuesday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than $344,000 in heroin and cocaine at the Port of Nogales.

Packages of heroin and cocaine were seized from within the rear bumper and the front quarter panels of a smuggling vehicle, by CBP officers at the Port of Nogales
Packages of heroin and cocaine were seized from within the rear bumper and the front quarter panels of a smuggling vehicle, by CBP officers at the Port of Nogales.

Officers at the Mariposa crossing arrested a 40-year-old resident of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the Saturn sedan he was driving. During a secondary inspection, officers located nearly three pounds of cocaine, worth close to $28,000, and more than 22 pounds of heroin almost $317,000.

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

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February 9, 2017