Hyundai SUV packed with 160 pounds of cocaine


160 pounds of Nogales cocaine in 60 packages seized

The 160 pounds of seized cocaine was packaged in 60 bundles

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