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Willcox Border Patrol Agents Nab Cocaine and Human Smugglers

Release Date: 
January 17, 2017

A Border Patrol canine team alerted agents to the discovery of 34 pounds of cocaine inside of a smuggling vehicle
A Border Patrol canine team
alerted agents to the discovery of
34 pounds of cocaine inside of a
smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Willcox Station, conducting immigration checkpoint operations, prevented separate cocaine and human smuggling attempts at two immigration checkpoints during the holiday weekend.

Agents referred a Nissan Altima for secondary inspection Sunday and, due to a canine’s alert, found a Mexican man in vehicle’s trunk at the immigration checkpoint on Highway 90.

Thanks to another canine alert Monday, agents at the immigration checkpoint on State Route 191 conducted a secondary search of a Honda Accord and found 13 packages of cocaine in the vehicle’s rear wheel well. The packages have a combined weight of 34 pounds, worth more than $385,000. 

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017