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Nogales CBP Officers Seize “Bumper” Full of Heroin

Release Date: 
June 10, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national June 8, after finding nearly $298,000 worth of heroin hidden in the vehicle he was driving.

Officers at the DeConcini crossing discovered multiple packages of heroin when they removed the front bumper of a smuggling vehicle
Officers at the DeConcini crossing
discovered multiple packages of heroin
when they removed the front bumper of
a smuggling vehicle

Officers working at the Port of Nogales’ Dennis DeConcini crossing referred the 27-year-old man for a secondary inspection of his Ford sedan which lead to them discovering multiple packages containing more than 17 pounds of the drug within the front bumper.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017