Nogales CBP Officers Seize $157K of Methamphetamine

By R. Mitchell

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized just more than 52 pounds of methamphetamine Tuesday.

Officers discovered the drugs within the dashboard of a smuggling vehicle

Officers discovered the drugs within the dashboard of a smuggling vehicle

CBP Officers at the Mariposa Crossing referred a 22-year-old Tucson man for further inspection of his Buick SUV when he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Tuesday morning. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it is trained to detect, officers removed more than 50 packages from the vehicle’s dashboard. The packages were identified as more than 52 pounds of meth, with an estimated value of more than $157,000.

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

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About R. Mitchell

Rich Mitchell is the editor-in-chief at Conservative Daily News, a Conservative political commentator, and a contributor at The Main Street Examiner. His views are his own and may not reflect those of the Main Street Examiner, its staff, leadership or ... much of anyone else. Find him on twitter, facebook and
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