CBP seizes over $500k in meth and heroin | Crime
U.S. Customs and Border Protection had a busy day yesterday, with two separate seizures of drugs from the Nogales Port of Entry.
Agents at the Dennis DeConcini Port referred Luz Aidee Cubedo Figueroa, a Hermosillo resident, who had been trying to cross into the U.S., for additional questioning and a secondary vehicle inspection. A CBP canine alerted agents to the possibility of drugs, upon further search agents found 12 packages of crystal meth in the trunk of Cubedo Figueroa’s vehicle. The packages weighed over 19 pounds.
A second incident occurred at the Mariposa Port, when CBP agents referred Hector Octavio Hernandez-Mazon, a resident of Nogales Mexico, for secondary inspection. Hernandez-Mazon had been trying to cross over into the U.S. when a CBP canine alerted to the possibility of drugs. Upon further inspection of the vehicle agents found 13 packages of methamphetamine and heroin hidden in the middle seat of the truck. The meth weighed less than five pounds, while the heroin weighed over 13 pounds.
The estimated worth of the meth and heroin in both cases was $560,000. The drugs and vehicles were turned over for processing, while the suspects were turned over to U.S. ICE/HSI.