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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $467K in Hard Drugs

Release Date: 
September 4, 2015
CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing were led to the discovery of meth and cocaine within a smuggling vehicle by a narcotics detection canine.

CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing were led to the discovery of meth and cocaine within a smuggling vehicle by a narcotics detection canine.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers took a Tucson woman into custody for an alleged attempt to smuggle a combined 53 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine through the Port of Nogales.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Carissa Corona, 29, of Tucson for a secondary search of her vehicle, which led to the discovery of more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine valued in excess of $40,000 as well as nearly 41 pounds of cocaine worth more than $426,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017