A 43-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Sunday for attempting to smuggle approximately 7.2 pounds of cocaine into the United States. The cocaine was stuffed in the seat cushion of his wheelchair.
Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Dennis DeConcini Port referred the man for a secondary inspection of his wheelchair after noticing a peculiarity to the seat cushion. During the secondary inspection, CBP officers located five packages of cocaine valued at more than $65,500.
The drugs were processed for seizure. The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.