Nogales CBP officers seize $235K in meth, heroin

Methamphetamine

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales seized $50,000 worth of methamphetamine that was concealed within the vehicle's spare tire.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 25 at 3:19 PM

NOGALES, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended two people in separate incidents this week for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine and heroin with a combined value estimated at $235,000.

Officers at the DeConcini crossing selected a 34-year-old Mexican national for further questioning as he attempted to enter the United States in a Honda sedan Tuesday.

After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers found nearly $50,000 worth of methamphetamine in the vehicle’s spare tire.

Officers at the same crossing on Monday selected a 23-year old Mexican national for further questioning as he attempted to enter the United States in a Chevrolet sedan.

A drug detection canine then alerted officers to 13 pounds of heroin concealed within the vehicle’s frame. The heroin was valued at nearly $185,000.

Both men were referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. Their vehicles and drugs were seized.
 

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