U.S. Customs and Border Protection confiscate hard drugs at Nogales border
Web Producer: Ashley Guttuso
TUCSON(KGUN9-TV) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than 24 pounds of methamphetamine and 13 pounds of heroin at the Nogales Ports of Entry.
The drugs are estimated to be worth almost $560,000.
The first detection of drugs was made at Dennis DeConcini Port when a CBP canine alerted officers of the presence of drugs. Officers referred Luz Aidee Cubedo Figueroa, 37, of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, for additional questioning. The vehicle she was driving was searched when she attempted to enter the United States.
Officers found 12 packages of crystal meth weighing more than 19 pounds.
The second incident occurred at the Mariposa Port where officers referred Hector Octavio Hernandez-Mazon, 25, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for inspection when he attempted to enter the U.S.
Drugs in Hernandez-Mazon's vehicle were also detected by a CBP canine. Officers found 13 packages of methamphetamine and heroin within the middle seat of the truck. The packages contained less than five pounds of meth and 13 pounds of heroin.
Both Figueroa and Hernandez-Mazon were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.