Oct 29, 2012 7:20 PM by Lorraine Rivera

Meth seizures not unusual at Nogales port

NOGALES, Ariz. - Customs Officers in Nogales recently seized 74 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of more than $1 million.

Juan Osorio, a spokesman for the agency, said, "meth has a higher dollar value for less product. The more they can push through, the more money they can make."

The meth was found in three separate vehicles last Thursday. Osorio said meth is worth more depending on how far it will travel into the United States, however, a pound typically costs anywhere between $20,000 to $30,000.

According to Osorio, an officer's intuition is key to making a drug bust. "We look everywhere, compartments used years ago are starting to return," he said. Over the weekend, officers found meth inside the oil pan of a vehicle.

Osorio said the seizures were not unusual for their work along the border. "It's a cat and mouse game,' he said. "They'll try to bring it through and we catch it."


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