Nogales CBP Officers Seize $924K in Marijuana
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.