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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $996K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
May 27, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility seized nearly $996,000 in marijuana – 1,992 pounds – from a Mexican national Saturday when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales.

CBP officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility discovered more than 200 packages of marijuana within the roof of a trailer

CBP officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility discovered more than 200 packages of marijuana within the roof of a trailer.

Officers discovered the marijuana within the roof of a tractor-trailer driven by Joel Tautimez-Felix, 43, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, following an alert by a CBP narcotics-detection canine. The load contained 212 packages of marijuana concealed within the roof of the trailer.

Officers seized the drugs, tractor-trailer and produce, and referred Tautimez to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017