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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $50K Worth of Meth

Release Date: 
June 30, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested a Mexican couple June 28 after finding nearly 17 pounds of methamphetamine in their vehicle as they attempted to enter the United States.

When officers removed a space in the rear bumper of a smuggling vehicle, they discovered nearly 17 pounds of meth.

When officers removed a space in the rear bumper of a smuggling vehicle, they discovered nearly 17 pounds of meth.

A narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to the drugs, valued in excess of $50,000, concealed in the rear bumper of a Ford Mustang belonging to Ivan Eduardo Regalado-Medina, 22, and his wife, Karla Danitza Lopez-Chaidez, 20, of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017