Over the weekend, officers from the Office of Field Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Nogales, Arizona, stopped two significant drug shipments. The police confiscated approximately 48 pounds of methamphetamine and over 670,000 fentanyl pills in two different occurrences. In less than two weeks, these officers recovered roughly two million fentanyl tablets.
On Friday and Saturday, OFO officers stationed at the Nogales Port of Entry seized two narcotics shipments, according to tweets from CBP Nogales Port Director Michael Humphries.
On Friday, the police detained 2.13 pounds of methamphetamine and almost 475,000 fentanyl pills. According to Humphries, the cocaine were concealed all over a car that was trying to enter Arizona from Mexico.
The next day, police discovered 45.5 pounds of methamphetamine and another 214,000 fentanyl pills concealed in a truck.
This month, officers in the Nogales area of operations have had great success preventing the smuggling of pills containing the potentially fatal opioid fentanyl.
On June 21, Nogales police using roaming K-9 operations discovered 517,000 fentanyl tablets and 64.6 grams of cocaine in a pickup truck's doors and rear. Later on that day, according to Humphries' tweet, police discovered 10,900 additional fentanyl pills concealed in a gym bag.
The Nogales port director tweeted that over a three-day period ending on June 19, cops in Nogales discovered additional 784,000 fentanyl tablets in six separate cases of drug smuggling.
The officers also discovered 5.8 pounds of cocaine, 11.2 pounds of heroin, and nearly 170 pounds of methamphetamine.
The Nogales officers prevented smugglers from carrying roughly two million fentanyl pills into the country in less than ten days.
More than 9,300 pounds of the deadly fentanyl narcotic in its different forms were confiscated by CBP agents stationed at the Tucson Field Office, which encompasses the Nogales Port of Entry, between October 1, 2022, and May 31, 2023.