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Nogales CBP Officers Stop Marijuana Smuggler

Release Date: 
January 12, 2016
CBP officers at the Port of Nogales discovered more than 65 pounds of marijuana hidden within the seatrs of a smuggling vehicle

CBP officers at the Port of Nogales discovered more than 65 pounds of marijuana hidden within the seatrs of a smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Tucson resident allegedly involved in a smuggling attempt at the Port of Nogales over the weekend, resulting in the seizure of more than 65 pounds of marijuana.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Angel Benjamin Martinez, 22, for further inspection of his Cadillac sedan Jan. 10. A CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs worth nearly $33,000.

CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned Martinez over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017