TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working an immigration checkpoint near Gila Bend, Arizona, apprehended a U.S. citizen attempting to smuggle methamphetamine Tuesday morning.
Following the alert of a Border Patrol canine, Tucson Sector agents referred a Nissan sedan for secondary inspection after it entered the checkpoint. Agents discovered more than 35 pounds of meth hidden inside a duffel bag.
Agents seized the meth and vehicle and arrested the 36-year-old female driver. The case has been turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for prosecution.
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