$2M in marijuana, cocaine seized in Nogales

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CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales seized nearly 267 pounds of marijuana concealed underneath a truck bed liner. By Jennifer Thomas CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales seized nearly 267 pounds of marijuana concealed underneath a truck bed liner. By Jennifer Thomas
A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of nearly 2,800 pounds of marijuana co-mingled within a shipment of wiring sets at the Nogales Commercial Facility. By Jennifer Thomas A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of nearly 2,800 pounds of marijuana co-mingled within a shipment of wiring sets at the Nogales Commercial Facility. By Jennifer Thomas
CBP officers in southern Arizona seized more than 18 pounds of cocaine, which had been hidden throughout the smuggling vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas CBP officers in southern Arizona seized more than 18 pounds of cocaine, which had been hidden throughout the smuggling vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas
CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales seized 33 pounds of cocaine from the rear passenger side quarter panel of a smuggling vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales seized 33 pounds of cocaine from the rear passenger side quarter panel of a smuggling vehicle. By Jennifer Thomas

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.