Hyundai SUV packed with 160 pounds of cocaine
September 16, 2016
On September 9, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials intercepted a shipment of cocaine worth nearly $2 million from a vehicle that was attempting to cross the border at Nogales.
That day, a Hyundai SUV driven by a 27-year-old Mexican national from Hermosillo, Sonora was directed to secondary inspection at the DeConcini Port of Entry.
There, a drug-detection dog alerted Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials to the possible presence of drugs in the vehicle.
A subsequent search revealed 160 pounds of cocaine hidden in 60 packages in the Hyundai’s rear cargo area. The estimated value of the seized cocaine is nearly $1.8 million.
The drugs were seized and the driver of the vehicle was arrested and later turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations unit.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection