Nogales CBP officers find $540K worth of meth in vehicle's tires

Methamphetamine

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry seized nearly 35 pounds of methamphetamine valued at more than $540,000.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 27 at 12:39 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A 35-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle nearly 35 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales.
 
The drugs were valued at more than $540,000.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry selected a GMC SUV for further inspection following a positive alert by a narcotics detection canine.

Officers then removed 32 packages from the front tires.
 
The vehicle and drugs were processed for seizure. The driver was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
 

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