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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $79K in Meth

Release Date: 
July 22, 2015
CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing discovered and seized more than 26 pounds of meth from the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle.

CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing discovered and seized more than 26 pounds of meth from the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing in Nogales arrested a Mexican national after finding multiple packages of methamphetamine in his Ford truck on Monday (June 20).

Officers referred Jose Ricardo Ramirez-Hinostroza, 31, of neighboring Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for additional inspection as he attempted to enter the United States. A narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to more than 26 pounds of meth, valued in excess of $79,000, concealed in the vehicle’s spare tire.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017