Hard drugs found in vehicle of Sonoran man

November 1, 2016

A 34-year-old man from the town of Altar, Sonora attempted to cross the Nogales international border at the DeConcini Port of Entry on October 31. He was not successful.

After arriving at the initial DeConcini vehicle inspection station, he was flagged to the secondary inspection area. There, a drug-sniffing dog alerted his Customs and Border Protection (CBP) handlers to the possible presence of drugs in the man’s Jeep SUV.

Upon further inspection, CBP officers found 68 pounds of hard drugs hidden in the Jeep’s front wheel wells – three pounds of heroin, three pounds of cocaine and more than 62 pounds of methamphetamine. The combined value of the drugs was estimated to be $266,000.

The vehicle and drugs were seized, and the man was taken into custody and transferred to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations unit.

Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection