ARIZONA NEWS

Man trying to smuggle fentanyl across southern Arizona border gets 3 years in prison

Oct 3, 2022, 4:15 AM
(Pexels Photo)...
(Pexels Photo)
(Pexels Photo)

PHOENIX — A United States citizen attempting to smuggle fentanyl through the southern Arizona border from Mexico in exchange for payment was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison, authorities said.

Carlos Obed Moreno, 32, previously plead guilty to importing fentanyl into the country, the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Arizona said in a press release.

Authorities said as Moreno passed through the De Concini Port of Entry in Nogales on Jan. 6, an officer conducted a pat-down after noticing a knife in Moreno’s waistband.

As the officer was conducting the pat-down, he noticed packages stuffed inside Moreno’s boots.

An investigation into the package concluded they contained 628.1 grams of blue fentanyl pills.

Moreno had been living in Mexico prior to his arrest.

Homeland Security Investigations in Nogales conducted the investigation in the case.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Sean Bickings (Family Photo via city of Tempe)...
KTAR.com

Family of man who drowned in Tempe Town Lake plans $3M wrongful death suit

The family of a man who drowned in Tempe Town Lake earlier this year while police watched is planning to file a $3 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city.
12 hours ago
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)...
Danny Shapiro

Here’s how the process will work if Sen. Kyrsten Sinema seeks reelection as an independent

As an independent, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema would face a “burdensome” set of qualifying requirements to get on the ballot if she seeks reelection in 2024, according to an Arizona election law expert.
12 hours ago
(Getty Images Photos)...
Kevin Stone

Rep. Ruben Gallego, Arizona Democratic Party criticize Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s move

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego and the Arizona Democratic Party criticized Sen. Kyrsten Sinema after she announced she was changing her affiliation to independent.
12 hours ago
U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema speaks at a news conference after the Senate passed the Respect for Marria...
Kevin Stone

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says leaving Democratic Party won’t change how she serves Arizona

Newly minted independent U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said her decision to leave the Democratic Party won’t change the way she serves her constituents.
12 hours ago
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)...
KTAR.com

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema leaves Democratic Party, registers as independent

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema announced Friday she is registering as an independent, leaving the Democratic Party but promising her work won't change.
12 hours ago
FILE - Border Patrol agents patrol along a line of shipping containers stacked near the border on A...
Kevin Stone

Arizona border sheriff backs protesters impeding shipping container installation

A southern Arizona sheriff said protesters have been keeping crews from stacking shipping containers at the U.S.-Mexico border, and he's good with it.
12 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

(Photo via MLB's Arizona Fall League / Twitter)...
Arizona Fall League

Top prospects to watch at this year’s Arizona Fall League

One of the most exciting elements of the MLB offseason is the Arizona Fall League, which began its 30th season Monday.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Here are 4 signs the HVAC unit needs to be replaced

Pool renovations and kitchen upgrades may seem enticing, but at the forefront of these investments arguably should be what residents use the most. In a state where summertime is sweltering, access to a functioning HVAC unit can be critical.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Ways to prevent clogged drains and what to do if you’re too late

While there are a variety of ways to prevent clogged drains, it's equally as important to know what to do when you're already too late.
Man trying to smuggle fentanyl across southern Arizona border gets 3 years in prison