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Women Attempt to Smuggle More Than $190K in Drugs

Release Date: 
July 18, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two female Mexican nationals during separate weekend attempts to smuggle marijuana and methamphetamine through the Dennis DeConcini crossing.

The headliner of an SUV was found to be filled with packages of marijuana, by officers at the DeConcini crossing in Nogales over the weekend
The headliner of an SUV was found to be
filled with packages of marijuana, by
officers at the DeConcini crossing in
Nogales over the weekend

The first incident occurred July 16 when officers referred a 41-year-old woman from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, for a secondary inspection of her Ford SUV and discovered nearly 162 pounds of marijuana, worth almost $81,000, within the roof and seats.

On July 17, officers referred a 30-year-old woman from Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico for an inspection of her Chrysler van and found close to 37 pounds of methamphetamine, worth close to $111,000, inside non-factory compartments located in the firewall.

Officers seized both vehicles, all discovered narcotics, and turned both subjects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017