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Nogales CBP Officers Stop Body Carriers

Release Date: 
October 14, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Nogales, Arizona teens and a man residing in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico for their alleged involvement in separate smuggling attempts over the weekend at the Port of Nogales.

Officers at the Mariposa crossing referred a 15-year-old Nogales girl for further inspection Saturday (Oct. 10) when she entered the U.S. through a pedestrian lane. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs under her clothing, officers found just more than a pound of methamphetamine worth more than $3,100.

At about the same time and same crossing, officers referred a 16-year-old girl for further inspection when she entered through a pedestrian lane. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs beneath her clothing, officers found nearly a pound of meth worth just more than $2,900.

A day earlier, officers at the Morley Pedestrian crossing referred Ivan Octavio Romero-Aragon, 22, identified as a U.S. citizen living in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection. A narcotics canine then alerted to his pants where officers found nearly eight ounces of marijuana worth just more than $200.

CBP officers seized all drugs and turned all suspects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017