TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales Station detained a 24-year-old Tucson woman January 21, at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint after finding approximately 7 ounces of methamphetamine concealed under her clothing.
Agents conducting an immigration inspection on commercial shuttle passengers learned the woman was traveling with a package of meth, worth approximately $1,000, concealed in the seat of her pants.
Agents seized the package and arrested the woman for drug smuggling.
Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. Reporting illicit activity could result in saving someone’s life.