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Nogales CBP Officers Seize Counterfeit Credit Cards

Release Date: 
April 16, 2013

TUCSON, ARIZ.—A male Mexican national was arrested Saturday for attempting to smuggle a number of fraudulent credit cards through the Dennis DeConcini port.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting an inspection of a tourist bus selected Leonardo Daniel Robles Castro, 23, of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection. During the search, officers found and seized two packages of counterfeit credit cards (79 total) along with a fraudulent driver's license. Robles was arrested and referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

 

CBP officers in Nogales, Ariz. seize 79 counterfeit credit cards from man aboard tourist bus.

CBP officers in Nogales, Ariz. seize 79 counterfeit credit cards from man aboard tourist bus.

CBP officers working at Arizona's ports are assigned to the Office of Field Operations, the primary organization within Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017