CBP Makes Four Drug Busts Totaling $1.2 Million

 

Customs and Border Protection officials at the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales discovered nearly 28 pounds of meth hidden in this gas tank

Customs and Border Protection officials discovered nearly 28 pounds of meth hidden in this gas tank. Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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August 4, 2016

Last week Customs and Border Protection officials at the Nogales border made four seizures of hard drugs with a total value of $1.2 million. All seizures were made at the DeConcini Port of Entry and included four vehicles, 100 pounds of cocaine and 32 pounds of methamphetamine. Four Mexican men were arrested in the incidents.

On July 28, a 51-year-old Phoenix man who is a permanent resident was stopped for inspection, where CBP agents discovered nearly 32 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in his vehicle’s gas tank. The drugs have a value of $95,000.

The other three seizures occurred the following day, all involving attempted smuggling of cocaine.

A 30-year-old resident of Nogales, Mexico driving a Volkswagen SUV was directed to secondary inspection, where officials found more than 38 pounds of cocaine with a value of $440,000.

More than 48 pounds of cocaine with a value in excess of $540,000 were seized from the vehicle of a 26-year-old Nogales, Mexico resident.

And 13 pounds of cocaine with a value of $150,000 were found in a GMC SUV driven by a 28-year-old resident of Hermosillo, Mexico.

Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection