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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $66,000 in Heroin

Release Date: 
October 30, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson woman is in custody and her vehicle confiscated following an attempt to smuggle nearly five pounds of heroin through the Port of Nogales on Oct. 28.

CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing alerted to and seized $66,000 worth of heroin inside of a suitcase

CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing alerted to and seized $66,000 worth of heroin inside of a suitcase.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing apprehended Yolanda Valdez Borquez, 38, after a CBP narcotics detection canine helped officers find approximately $66,000 worth of heroin inside of her suitcase.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017