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Border Patrol Arrests Local Tucson Man with Meth

Release Date: 
August 3, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 34-year-old Tucson man at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint Thursday evening after discovering more than a pound of methamphetamine concealed on his body.

Agents referred a passenger shuttle van for a routine secondary immigration inspection of its passengers. During the inspection, they discovered a local Tucson man with a package of methamphetamine concealed and taped to one of his legs.

Agents arrested the man for narcotics smuggling and seized the drugs, valued at more than $2,700.

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 save someone’s life.

Last modified: 
August 6, 2018