Mexican Trucker Arrested in Record-Breaking Big Rig Meth Bust

Tucson, AZ — A Mexican trucker was arrested this week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in a record seizure of methamphetamine.

The bust occurred on Wednesday afternoon at the Mariposa Commercial Facility when Port of Nogales officers referred a tractor-trailer operated by 21-year-old Mexican male for additional inspection after a canine alerted to the vehicle.


A physical search of the shipment of commercial auto parts led to the discovery of more than 470 packages of methamphetamine hidden within the truck.

The drugs were determined to weigh nearly 3,300 lbs. making it an all-time record for the largest methamphetamine seizure in Arizona’s history, CBP said.

Guadalupe Ramirez, Director, Field Operations, commended the Port of Nogales for this record-breaking drug seizure.

“While CBP Officers facilitate legitimate trade and travel, they remain focused on our highest priorities which includes stopping the flow of hard narcotics such as methamphetamine and opioids from entering our country,” said Ramirez. “Our officers prevented these dangerous drugs from causing devastation to families and ultimately saving many lives, not only in our community but throughout the United States.”


Along with the drugs, the big rig was also seized.

The truck driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations where he is expected to face smuggling charges.


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Comment (1)

  1. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, ” YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID”. These idiots from Mexico keep trying to crash our borders with their drugs.
    Wat to go BPC. Keep up the good work.


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