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Tucson Border Patrol agents seize nearly $1M in Meth

Release Date: 
January 26, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized approximately 20 pounds of methamphetamine Thursday worth an estimated $918,500.   

Border Patrol agents at the I-19 traffic checkpoint seized nearly $1M worth of meth from a smuggling vehicle on Jan. 21

Border Patrol agents at the I-19 traffic checkpoint seized nearly $1M worth of meth from a smuggling vehicle on Jan. 21

Agents assigned to the Interstate 19 checkpoint outside of Nogales, Arizona, made the seizure after a canine unit alerted to an odor that he was trained to detect in the rear portion of an SUV.  Agents conducted a secondary inspection and found several packages of the drug hidden in the rear of the vehicle. Agents seized the vehicle in addition to the drugs.  The driver was arrested and will face prosecution.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol continues to work closely with federal, state, tribal and local authorities to ensure a secure, safe and protected border environment.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017