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Nogales CBP Officers Seize nearly $326k in Heroin

Release Date: 
October 30, 2013

 

The front and rear bumpers of a vehicle were found to cointain heroin packages.

The front and rear bumpers of a vehicle were found to cointain heroin packages.

NOGALES, ARIZ.—A male Mexican national was arrested Friday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle nearly 24 pounds of heroin into the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Ramon Alejandro Jimenez-Espinoza, 21, for an additional inspection of his Hyundai sedan at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within the vehicle's bumpers, officers removed 16 packages of heroin worth close to $326,000.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017