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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $523K in Hard Drugs

Posted: 7:26 PM, Oct 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-27 01:38:29Z
Nogales CBP Officers Seize $523K in Hard Drugs
Nogales CBP Officers Seize $523K in Hard Drugs

Customs and Border Protection agents arrested two people who attempted to smuggle $532,000 worth of hard drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales on Oct. 25, 2018. 

Per a Custom and Border Protection press release, CBP officers pulled over a Toyota sedan belonging to the 27-year-old U.S. citizen for inspection and removed multiple packages of drugs. The drugs were identified as over 8 pounds of cocaine worth about $200,000, 28 pounds of meth worth about $85,000. 

Later the same day, officers referred a Nissan Sedan belonging to a 43-year-old Mexico resident at the Mariposa Crossing and uncovered over 8 pounds of heroin, valued at $217,000, and over 7 pounds of meth worth over $21,000. 

The two men and the drugs in both vehicles were seized by officers and turned over to the U.S. Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations. 

CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel.