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Woman with $348,000 in Cocaine Stopped at Port

Release Date: 
May 11, 2016
A narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of cocaine in the right wheel well of a smuggling vehicle

A narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of cocaine in the right wheel well of a smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a female Mexican national May 9 for attempting to smuggle nearly 31 pounds of cocaine, worth almost $348,000, through the Port of Nogales.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 40-year-old woman for further inspection of her Nissan van and, with help from a CBP narcotics-detection canine, located the drugs inside the vehicle’s right wheel well.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017