TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican national for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine into the United States Tuesday, worth nearly $13,000.
CBP officers at the Morley Pedestrian Crossing referred a 43-year-old woman for further inspection Tuesday morning. When an officer searched the woman’s purse, two packages of were found and determined to be meth, as well as a third package which was removed from the subjects undergarments. The drugs weighed more than four pounds, with an estimated value of nearly $13,000.
Officers seized the drugs. The subject was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations following her arrest.
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.