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Nogales CBP Officers Seize Nearly $378K in Meth

Release Date: 
June 5, 2013

NOGALES, ARIZ.—Two U.S. citizens were arrested Monday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle more than 24 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.

 

Two U.S. citizens were arrested Monday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle more than 24 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.

Two U.S. citizens were arrested Monday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle more than 24 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the men, ages 29 and 26, for an additional inspection of the Ford SUV they were in when they attempted to cross the border. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs inside of all four doors, officers removed 16 packages of crystal meth worth almost $378,000.

The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. Both men were referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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 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