Sep 13, 2013
• U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Adan Segoviano-Gutierrez, 34, for an additional inspection of his GMC truck at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry. After a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the presence of narcotics underneath a plastic bed liner, officers removed almost 35 pounds of meth worth more than $538,000.
• U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred a 21-year-old Mexican national for an additional inspection of his Dodge truck at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry. After a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the bench seat, officers removed five packages of meth worth more than $77,700. The drugs were hidden within a tubular back support cylinder.
• CBP officers at the DeConcini port arrested a 23-year-old Tucson man after a drug-sniffing dog alerted to his Lincoln sedan. More than 14 pounds of meth, valued at nearly $221,000, were then removed from the car’s rear bumper.
• A 19-year-old Mexican man was arrested at the same port after he attempted to enter the United States with more than 19 pounds of cocaine in his Oldsmobile van. The drugs were hidden in the interior rear quarter panels of the van and were also sniffed out by a CBP dog. The coke was valued at more than $175,000.
• Also at DeConcini, a 34-year-old woman and 30-year-old man, both from Phoenix, were arrested after a drug detection canine alerted to the sliding door of their Chrysler van, and officers removed more than 11 pounds of methamphetamine estimated to be worth more than $175,000.
• Officers at the Mariposa Port of Entry’s commercial facility found nearly 245 pounds of marijuana within compartments inside the back of a tractor-trailer that appeared empty. They also discovered more than 85 pounds of methamphetamine and nearly six pounds of heroin, bringing the combined value of the seizure to more than $1.5 million. The driver, a 35-year-old Mexican man, was arrested.
• At the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry, a 26-year-old Mexican woman was taken into custody after a CBP drug-sniffing dog led its human partners to a nearly 10-pound stash of methamphetamine in the rear bumper of her Dodge sedan. The meth was valued at more than $154,000.