Border Patrol Arrest Tucson Woman Smuggling Meth
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.
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.