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Nogales Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize Nearly $1 Million of Narcotics

Release Date: 
February 21, 2010

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.

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February 3, 2021