NOGALES, Ariz. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales recently seized more than $2 million in marijuana and cocaine.
Officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port referred a 33-year-old male Mexican national for further inspection of his Ford van Friday morning. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers located 33 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $300,000.
Later Friday, officers referred a Chrysler sedan driven by a 25-year-old Nogales, Ariz., woman for a secondary inspection at the DeConcini Port. A CBP canine alerted to more than 18 pounds of cocaine valued at more than $165,000.
Officers at the Mariposa Port referred a 35-year-old male Mexican national for further inspection of his Dodge truck Saturday morning. A canine located drugs and officers discovered nearly 267 pounds of marijuana worth more than $133,000 beneath the truck's bed liner.
Later that day, personnel at the Nogales Commercial Facility were inspecting the contents of a Volvo tractor-trailer when they located 145 marijuana bundles weighing nearly 2,800 pounds co-mingled within a shipment of wiring sets. The illegal load was valued at roughly $1.38 million.
Sunday evening, a 23-year-old man and 27-year-old woman from Tucson were referred for further inspection of their Dodge van as they attempted to re-enter the United States from Mexico. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers removed nearly 68 pounds of marijuana worth almost $34,000.
All drugs and vehicles were processed for seizure. All subjects were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.