Tubac, Ariz.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents working at the checkpoint on Interstate 19 last night arrested one woman and seized nearly 30 pounds of methamphetamine valued at more than $460,000.
Agents found 27 packages of meth during the inspection of a Mercury sedan, driven by a female U.S. citizen. A detection canine unit alerted the vehicle leading to the discovery of methamphetamine wrapped in clear packaging tape between the back seat and trunk of the vehicle.
The subject was arrested and is being presented for prosecution. The vehicle was processed for seizure in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.
Checkpoint operations play a vital role in preventing criminals from transporting contraband into the United States by restricting routes of egress from the border region.
CBP welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.
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.