Tucson Woman Arrested, Mexican Men Arrested For Smuggling Cocaine, Meth, Heroin

Officers seized drugs, that were taped to the man's groin [Photo courtesy CBP]

TUCSON – A Tucson woman and a Mexican man are in custody after separate failed smuggling attempts.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), officers at the Port of Nogales seized 58 pounds of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and prescription pills on Thursday.

Officers arrested the 43-year-old Mexican man after agents conducted an inspection of his Chevy truck as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico early Thursday morning. Officers removed 10 packages of cocaine from within the dashboard and heater core. The packages weighed more than 26 pounds, worth nearly $633,000.

Early that afternoon, officers at the Mariposa Crossing referred a 22-year-old Tucson woman for an additional search of her Chevy truck as she attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. Officers discovered a non-factory compartment in the bed of the truck, where they found nearly 30 packages of methamphetamine. The meth weighed almost thirty pounds, worth nearly $90,000.

Then officers at the Morley Pedestrian Crossing referred a 62-year-old Mexican man for further questioning when he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. A search of the man led to the discovery of nearly one-half pound of heroin, which was hidden in his groin. The drugs were valued at more than $39,000.

A short time later, Morley Pedestrian Crossing officers referred a 63-year-old Nogales, Arizona man for additional questioning as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. When the man was searched, officers discovered three packages of drugs in his groin area. More than one-half pound of Xanax, Tramadol and Oxycodone were packaged separately.

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1 Comment

  1. This is what Tuscon Wants

    How can we stop our youth and others getting addicted and death
    Is stopping this free flowing drugs in US
    The root of the problem is the drugs coming here
    Rehabs wont be needed as much
    Because the flow will slow down
    Why do we want the Cartels to become our Masters ???

    Close the border down

    Thank You border Patrol
    For your efforts. every little bit helps
    Keep Up the great work

    Tuscon must lose on becomeing a haven for drug runners
    Wonder whos lining their pockets with drug money ??

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