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Nogales CBP Officers Stop 2 Local Meth Smugglers

Release Date: 
December 8, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers recently arrested two Nogales, Arizona residents for separate attempts to smuggle a combined 52 pounds methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales.

Officers removed 36 pouonds of meth from around a speaker box
Officers removed 36 pounds of meth from
around a speaker box

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing Tuesday referred a 26-year-old man for further inspection of his Toyota sedan and found 36 pounds of meth, worth almost $109,000, hidden in a speaker box.

A day earlier at the same crossing, officers referred a 27-year-old woman for a search of her Honda SUV and found 16 pounds of meth, worth $48,000, with the assistance of a narcotics-detection canine.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and turned the subjects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017