Nogales CBP officers seize heroin worth $96,000

Three women – two from Arizona and one, a Mexican national – were arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle more than seven pounds of heroin through the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers selected a Jaguar sedan for further inspection and found six packages of heroin within a pair of suitcases. The vehicle and drugs were processed for seizure.

The three subjects are identified as Saniela Moncerratt Soloranzo-Flores, 20, of Nogales, Ariz.; Ana Guadalupe Carrillo-Villa, 19, of Tucson, Ariz.; and Silvia Santacruz, 25, a Mexican national/U.S. permanent resident of Nogales, Ariz. All three were referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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.

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  1. Heroin abuse is on the rise again. Many of our local police departments have created special units to focus on the heroin abuse and traffic in our local high schools.

    As with other illegal drugs, Mexico is becoming the leader in heroin smuggling and trafficking. In the old days, the typical heroin load crossing the border was measured in ounces and half-pounds. But the Mexican cartels have refined their domestic production and their foreign sources of supply, and the traffic is now in multi-pound (7-15-25) loads. Not a bad day’s work, when the average “fix” after cutting is about one-sixteenth of an ounce.

    The cartels protect their activities by imbedding their family members & friends in this country, legally & illegally, to supervise delivery & distribution. There are now cartel cells operating in every major city in America. AMNESTY anyone? (And the Pima County Board of Supervisors, voting 4-1, funds water stations to help the illegals cross.)

    The only way the cartels can maintain & expand their markets is to entrap Americans with addiction, killing our youth and destroying families. Where is the outcry to fight them? Where is the outcry to deal with them when they are caught? Where is the outcry to secure the border, to impede the traffic? Deafening silence, broken only by the weeping of American families. AMNESTY anyone?

    God bless America.

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