Heroin and Methamphetamine Seized at Dennis DeConcini CrossingPosted on May 9, 2014
On Friday, May 9, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing in Nogales, Arizona, referred a Nissan sedan for further inspection.
A positive canine alert led officers to locate 18 packages of narcotics inside a custom built compartment in the vehicle trunk. Two of the packages, weighing almost 3 pounds, contained heroin with an estimated street value of $39,000. Sixteen of the packages, weighing about 15 pounds, contained methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $45,000.
The driver, a 34-year-old male Mexican citizen, was handed over to Homeland Security Investigations.
Later that same day, officers also referred a Ford Mustang for further inspection.
The 24-year-old female passenger was questioned and found to have over 4 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at almost $13,000, wrapped around her torso. She too was handed over to Homeland Security Investigations.
The vehicles and narcotics from both incidents were seized.