KGUN 9 On Your SideNews


CBP seizes cocaine, meth in Nogales

Posted at 11:45 AM, Aug 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-03 15:01:28-04

In separate incidents, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested four Mexican men accused of smuggling cocaine and meth through the Dennis DeConcini crossing in Nogales, Son.

Here is a roundup of the incidents, according to the CBP:

* On July 28, officers arrested a 51-year-old permanent Phoenix resident after finding 32 pounds of meth inside his vehicle's gas tank.

* On July 29, officers arrested a 30-year-old Nogales, Son. resident after finding 39 pounds of cocaine hidden in his Volkswagen SUV.

* Also July 29, officers found 48 pounds of cocaine hidden in an SUV driven by a 26-year-old Nogales, Son. resident's vehicle, as well as 13 pounds of cocaine in a GMC SUV driven by a 28-year-old Hermosilla, Son. resident.

Officers turned over the suspects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.