Nogales CBP Officers Seize $844K in Hard Drugs
CBP officers at the Mariposa Crossing referred a 28-year-old Mexican man for further inspection of his Nissan van yesterday morning. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect on the rear sliding doors. Officers removed more than a dozen packages of heroin, which weighed nearly 20 pounds, and worth an estimated value of more than $533,000. They also removed 14 pounds of meth with an estimated value of nearly $42,000 and more than two pounds of cocaine, worth more than $57,000.
Officers uncovered a
combination of heroin,
meth and cocaine
within the sliding side
doors of a smuggling
Officers at the Morley Pedestrian Crossing referred a 19-year-old Mexican female for further inspection early in the afternoon. A CBP canine alert led to the discovery of more than two pounds of meth, which was concealed within the woman’s underclothing. The meth has a value of more than $6,000.
Officers seized two pounds of meth
from a body carrier
Last night, officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 22-year-old American man for additional inspection of his Honda sedan. A positive alert from a CBP canine led the subject to remove more than 50 packages of meth, which weighed more than 65 pounds and with an estimated value of more than $195,000 within the rear quarter panels.
More than 65
pounds of meth
were removed from
the quarter panels
of a smuggling
vehicle by officers
at the DeConcini
Officers seized the drugs as well as both vehicles. The subjects were all arrested and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.
SOURCE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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