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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $924K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 13, 2013

Nogales, Ariz. A Mexican national was arrested Thursday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle nearly 1,850 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred a 32-year-old Nogales, Sonora, Mexico man for an additional inspection of the Peterbilt tractor-trailer at the Mariposa Port of Entry. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs inside the vehicle’s cargo area, officers removed 200 packages of marijuana worth $924,000.

The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. The subject was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017