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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $53K in Meth

Release Date: 
June 18, 2015
CBP officers at the Port of Nogales discovered a non-factory compartment within the dash area of a smuggling vehicle that contained nearly 18 pounds of meth

CBP officers at the Port of Nogales discovered a non-factory compartment within the dash area of a smuggling vehicle that contained nearly 18 pounds of meth.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa crossing arrested Jose Armando Cruz-Araiza, 26, of Caborca, Sonora, Mexico, after finding packages of methamphetamine in his Chevrolet truck on June 17.

A narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to nearly 18 pounds of meth, valued at more than $53,000, concealed in the vehicle’s dashboard area.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017