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Nogales CBP Officers Seize more than 536K in Meth

Release Date: 
September 18, 2013

NOGALES, ARIZ.—A Mexican national was arrested Friday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle more than 34 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.

 

CBP officers located and seized meth that was hidden within the smuggling vehicle's tires.

CBP officers located and seized meth that was hidden within the smuggling vehicle's tires.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the 57-year-old man for an additional inspection of his Chevrolet truck at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry. After a CBP narcotic detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within the rear and spare tires, officers removed 22 packages of meth worth more than $536,000.

The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. The subject was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017