ARIZONA NEWS

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

Oct 3, 2022, 4:15 AM

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.

We want to hear from you.

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

Arizona News

(Photo by Rebecca Noble/Getty Images)...

Jim Sharpe

Meghan McCain won’t forgive Kari — but Lake better hope plenty of other moderates do

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe knows Meghan McCain won't forgive Kari Lake anytime soon, but the Senate candidate better hope moderate Republicans do.

10 minutes ago

Split panel of a headshot of Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell on the left and the mugshot o...

Kevin Stone

NYC can have murder suspect after he’s tried in Arizona, Maricopa County attorney says

New York City authorities can get their hands on a man wanted for murder there after he’s been prosecuted for crimes in Arizona, Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell said Thursday.

1 hour ago

Gage Garrison, left, and Cody Kostoryz, right, were indicted on aggravated assault charges on Feb. ...

KTAR.com

2 Gilbert youth violence suspects indicted in 2022 assault case; 3rd indicted on drug charges

Two Gilbert youth violence suspects have been indicted for their roles in a 2022 assault case, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

2 hours ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: Ruben Gallego open to bipartisan collaboration while respecting differences

Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News

2 hours ago

Two additional measles cases in Maricopa County were identified Feb. 22, 2024. (Photo by Fiona Good...

Danny Shapiro

Maricopa County announces 2 additional cases of measles, more possible exposure sites

Maricopa County announced two more cases of measles Thursday, about two weeks after an initial case involving an international visitor was confirmed.

3 hours ago

Follow @KTAR923...

Sponsored Content by Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinics: transforming health care in the valley

Midwestern University, long a fixture of comprehensive health care education in the West Valley, is also a recognized leader in community health care.

Sponsored Articles

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

(KTAR News Graphic)...

Boys & Girls Clubs

KTAR launches online holiday auction benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley

KTAR is teaming up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley for a holiday auction benefitting thousands of Valley kids.

...

Sanderson Ford

The best ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day and give back to the community

Veterans Day is fast approaching and there's no better way to support our veterans than to donate to the Military Assistance Mission.

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