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Nogales CBP officers seized nearly $2.1 million of marijuana

Posted at 7:38 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 22:38:29-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers seized close to $2.1 million worth of drugs at the port of Nogales, Saturday afternoon.

Officers stopped a 45-year-old Mexican national driving a tractor trailer attempting to cross into the U.S through the Mariposa commercial facility. CBP canine dogs detected the marijuana within a covered shipment of rolled sheet metal.

There were nearly 600 packages of drugs that weighed approximately 4100 pounds.

Officers seized the drugs and the tractor trailer.

The driver was arrested and then turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Customs and Border Protection examine all individuals, all vehicles, and items entering the U.S.

Individuals can be charged by complaint, allowed by Federal law.