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Two Arrested, Nearly $67,000 in Meth Seized

Release Date: 
February 3, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals during separate attempts to smuggle methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales on Jan. 30.

CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing  seize more than 19 pounds of meth hidden inside the rear bumper

CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing seize more than 19 pounds of meth hidden inside the rear bumper.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing selected a Chevrolet SUV, driven by Yazmin Jhoanna Flores-Ramirez, 24, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection. A CBP narcotics-detection canine then alerted to the presence of drugs, leading officers to find more than 19 pounds of meth, worth nearly $58,000, in the SUV’s rear bumper.

Earlier that day, officers at the Mariposa pedestrian crossing referred a 16-year-old female from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico for further inspection. An officer searched the teen and found more than three pounds of meth, worth in excess of $9,000, in the crotch of her clothing.

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

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017