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Nogales Officers Seize Nearly 1.5 Tons of Marijuana From Tractor-trailer

Release Date: 
November 19, 2014

NOGALES, Ariz. — A Mexican national was apprehended Monday for attempting to smuggle nearly 1.5 tons of marijuana into the United States.

CBP officers seized nearly 1.5 tons of marijuana worth an estimated $1.47m from a tractor-trailer at the Port of Nogales' Mariposa crossing.

CBP officers seized nearly 1.5 tons of marijuana worth an estimated $1.47m from a tractor-trailer at the Port of Nogales' Mariposa crossing.

Officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations at the Port of Nogales’ Mariposa crossing referred Jose Enriquez-Anzar, 70, for a non-intrusive inspection of the tractor-trailer he was driving. After an x-ray revealed an anomaly, a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within the ‘empty’ trailer. Officers then discovered 139 bundles of marijuana behind a false wall. The drugs had a combined weight of 2,946 pounds, worth an estimated $1,473,000.

Officers seized the drugs and tractor-trailer, and turned Enriquez-Anzar over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017