TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Wednesday for attempting to smuggle $50,000 worth of cocaine through the Port of Nogales.
Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing, assisted by a narcotics-detection canine, selected Luis Javier Guerrero-Tirado, 22, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his Chrysler sedan and discovered nearly five pounds of cocaine, worth more than $50,000, in the vehicle’s battery.
Officers processed the vehicle and drugs for seizure, and referred Guerrero 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.