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Nogales CBP Seizes $30K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
March 3, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Tucson woman for an alleged attempt to smuggle nearly 61 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Nogales

March 1.Officers arrested a Tucson woman after discovering 61 pounds of marijuana within the gas tank of a smuggling vehicle

Officers at the Mariposa crossing referred the 35-year-old woman for further inspection when she attempted to enter the U.S. During the inspection, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within the gas tank. Officers removed the drugs valued at more than $30,000.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, while the driver was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017