CBP Officers Seize Cocaine Worth Nearly $157,000
July 22nd 2012 · 0 Comments
Nogales, Ariz. — An 18-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle more than 17 pounds of cocaine into the United States through the Dennis DeConcini port.
Customs and Border Protection officers discovered the drugs, worth an estimated $157,000, concealed inside a non-factory compartment of his Nissan sedan after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the vehicle.
The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicle were seized.
Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.cbp.gov.
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