TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested three commercial shuttle passengers in the past seven days for attempting to smuggle dangerous narcotics through the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint.
On May 2, agents conducting immigration inspections of shuttle passengers discovered a 19-year-old Tucson woman with almost $6,000 worth of heroin concealed near her groin.
Friday, agents arrested a 38-year-old woman from Foley, Alabama, after finding her in possession of close to $6,000 worth of cocaine.
Yesterday, agents found two packages of heroin, worth close to $10,000, hidden on a 14-year-old boy from Nogales, Arizona.
All three subjects, identified as United States citizens, were arrested and charged with narcotics smuggling. The cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.