Nogales CBP officers seize nearly 794K in meth

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CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales seized nearly 35 pounds of meth from underneath a plastic bed liner of smuggling vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales seized nearly 35 pounds of meth from underneath a plastic bed liner of smuggling vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas
Nearly 17 pounds of meth was removed from within a firewall compartment by CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales. By Jennifer Thomas Nearly 17 pounds of meth was removed from within a firewall compartment by CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales. By Jennifer Thomas

NOGALES, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican men on Saturday for attempting to smuggle more than 51 pounds of methamphetamine into Arizona in separate incidents.

Adan Segoviano-Gutierrez, 34, was referred for an additional inspection of his GMC truck at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry.

A drug-detection dog alerted to the presence of drugs underneath a plastic bed liner and officers discovered almost 35 pounds of meth with a street value of more than $538,000.

Earlier in the day, officers referred Juan Salomon Orozco-Bojorquez, 26, for additional inspection of his Dodge truck at the Mariposa Port of Entry.

A drug-sniffing dog alerted to the presence of drugs within the dashboard area. Officers found nearly 17 pounds of meth inside a hidden compartment in the firewall of the truck. The drugs were worth nearly $256,000.

The drugs and vehicles were processed for seizure. Both men were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.