Methamphetamine and Cocaine Seized from Senior Citizen

Methamphetamine and Cocaine Seized from Senior Citizen

On Friday, October 3, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Dennis DeConcini crossing in Arizona encountered a Pontiac sedan driven by a 66-year-old male U.S. citizen. The man was a member of the SENTRI program, which allows expedited processing at the border for qualified, low-risk travelers.

During secondary examination, a narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the presence of narcotics along the Pontiac’s front seats. Officers performed a subsequent search and uncovered 8 packages of cocaine and 10 packages of methamphetamine concealed in a hidden compartment beneath the front seats. The cocaine weighed over 31 pounds with an estimated street value of more than $214,000. The methamphetamine weighed over 11 pounds with an estimated street value of more than $34,000.

The male was taken into custody and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations. His SENTRI document was revoked and his Pontiac and narcotics were seized.

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