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Nogales CBP Officers Stop Heroin/Currency at Port

Release Date: 
May 11, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $79,000 in unreported currency and more than 11 pounds of heroin, worth more than $197,000, Tuesday (May10) through the Port of Nogales.

Officers performing outbound inspections seized more than $79,000 in unreported currency before it was taken into Mexico

Officers performing outbound inspections seized more than $79,000 in unreported currency before it was taken into Mexico

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 36-year-old female Mexican national for further inspection of her PT Cruiser which led to the recovery of heroin that was hidden within the rear quarter panels. The heroin weighed more than 11 pounds and is worth more than $197,000.

At about the same time, officers performing outbound inspections referred a 48-year-old Mexican male for further inspection of his Honda SUV. Multiple packages of unreported currency was discovered within a non-factory compartment beneath the rear seats.  

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017