NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona's Port of Nogales arrested a man from Mexico, in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle almost 270 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States on Wednesday, April 25.
Officers working at the Mariposa Cargo Facility referred a 33-year-old man for further inspection of the tractor-trailer carrying a shipment of mangoes as it crossed Wednesday afternoon.
A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the cargo, resulting in drugs being located on the trailer rear floor. The inspection led to the discovery of more than 250 packages of meth, worth $809,000.
Officers seized the drugs as well as the tractor-trailer, and after being arrested turned the subject over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.