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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $68,000 in Meth

Release Date: 
November 7, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. —A 24-year-old man is in custody and his vehicle confiscated following an attempt to smuggle nearly 23 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales on Nov. 5.

CBP officers used an assist from a narcotics detection canine to locate and seize nearly 23 pounds of meth

CBP officers used an assist from a narcotics detection canine to locate and seize nearly 23 pounds of meth.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing apprehended Efrain Careaga-Ortega, after a CBP narcotics detection canine helped officers find 32 packages of meth worth approximately $68,000, within the front wheel wells.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017