Nogales, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a smuggling attempt when they seized nearly $1 million of cocaine and methamphetamines concealed in the floor board of a vehicle.
On Feb. 20, at approximately 2:30 p. m. CBP officers were screening traffic coming from Mexico. The officers selected a 2003 Chevy Tahoe being driven by a 27-year-old man from Obregon, Sonora, Mexico for further inspection. With the assistance of a special trained K-9 team the CBP officers discovered packages of cocaine and methamphetamines concealed in a false compartment built into the rear floor board the Chevy Tahoe. The total weight of cocaine and methamphetamines was more than 30 pounds with an estimated street value of nearly $1 million.
CBP officers seized the vehicle and the marijuana and the man was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation and prosecution.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.