Narcotics Found in Truck's Quarter Panel at the Port of Nogales

On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, U.S Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales in Arizona referred a Chevrolet truck for further inspection at the Dennis DeConcini crossing.

When a narcotics detection canine gave a positive alert for the present of narcotics along the truck’s rear quarter panel, officers located 24 packages of methamphetamine and 3 packages of cocaine. The methamphetamine weighed in at close to 39 pounds with an estimated street value of $116,000. The cocaine weighed in at close to 8 pounds with an estimated street value of $80,000.

The driver, a 38-year-old Mexican national, was taken into custody and handed over to Homeland Security Investigations. The Chevrolet, methamphetamine, and cocaine were all seized.

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