Border Patrol Arrests Local Tucson Man with Meth
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.
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.