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Nogales CBP Officers Seize Meth Worth $91K

Release Date: 
May 7, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. – A local resident was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle 30 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing selected a GMC SUV, driven by Marco Antonio Moreno-Ramirez, 22, for further inspection following a positive alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine. During the search, officers removed 28 packages of meth from a non-factory compartment in a trailer he was towing, valued at nearly $91,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021