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Nogales Border Officers Seize Nearly $2.5 Million in Drugs

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales Mariposa commercial crossing seized nearly $2.5 million in marijuana and methamphetamine weighing nearly 3,300 pounds since Tuesday.

A CBP canine alerted officers to bundles of marijuana within a shipment of charcoal
A CBP canine alerted officers tobundles of marijuana within ashipment of charcoal

Officers referred a tractor-trailer being driven by a 35-year-old Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Mariposa commercial facility, Tuesday afternoon. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to 190 bundles of marijuana concealed within a shipment of charcoal. The drugs are identified as more than 2900 pounds of marijuana with a value of approximately $1.5M.

Wednesday afternoon, officers referred a tractor-trailer being driven by a 48-year-old Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States also through the Mariposa commercial facility. A search of the empty trailer by a CBP canine alerted to more than 300 packages of methamphetamine within a floor compartment. The drugs weighed more than 360 pounds, with an estimated value of nearly $1.1M.

Packages of meth were hidden beneath the floors of a trailer
Packages of meth were hiddenbeneath the floors of a trailer

Officers seized both tractor trailers and the drugs. Both drivers were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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