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Two Arrested, More Than $200,000 in Drugs Seized

Release Date: 
January 13, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a pair of Mexican nationals during separate weekend attempts to smuggle methamphetamine and cocaine through the Port of Nogales.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the dashboard of a smuggling vehicle, where they found 13 pounds of cocaine

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the dashboard of a smuggling vehicle, where they found 13 pounds of cocaine.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing on Jan. 9 selected a Chevrolet sedan, driven by Rogelio Castrol-Garcia, 33, from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection. After a narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers found nearly 13 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $133,000, in the car’s dashboard.

On Jan. 10, officers at the DeConcini crossing referred Javier Acosta-Borbon, 48, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his Buick sedan and discovered more than 25 pounds of methamphetamine, valued in excess of $76,000, in the dashboard and rear bumper.

Officers processed the vehicles and drugs for seizure, and referred both subjects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017