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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $530K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
October 16, 2015
Nearly 1,600 packages of marijuana were removed from a tractor trailer and seized by CBP officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility

Nearly 1,600 packages of marijuana were removed from a tractor trailer and seized by CBP officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility seized $530,000 in marijuana – 1,060 pounds – from a Mexican national Thursday when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales.Officers discovered nearly 1,600 packages of marijuana within the wall rails of a tractor-trailer driven by Raul Alan Romero-Garcia, 24, from Sonora, Mexico, following an alert by a CBP narcotics-detection canine.

Officers seized the drugs and the otherwise empty tractor-trailer. Officers referred Romero to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017