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Nogales CBP Officers Stop Meth Smugglers

Release Date: 
October 26, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested three Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, residents allegedly involved in smuggling attempts at the Port of Nogales over the weekend, resulting in the seizure of more than 45 pounds of methamphetamine.

CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing located 43 pounds of meth hidden within the rear cargo areas of the smuggling vehicle

CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing located 43 pounds of meth hidden within the rear cargo areas of the smuggling vehicle

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Jorge Gutierrez-Medina, 35, and his passenger, 46-year-old Lucia Quintanilla-Najar, for further inspection Oct. 24. A CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, amounting to just more than 43 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $129,000.

A day earlier, after officers at the DeConcini pedestrian crossing referred Diana Guadalupe Cruz-Delgadillo, 21, for further inspection, a narcotics canine alerted to nearly two pounds of meth worth almost $6,000. The drugs were concealed in her undergarments.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017