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BP Canine Sniffs Out Meth Smuggler at Checkpoint

Release Date: 
June 17, 2020

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 35 pounds of meth from inside of a smuggling vehicle stopped near Gila Bend
Agents seized 35 pounds of meth from inside of
a smuggling vehicle stopped near Gila Bend

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.

For more details regarding this news release, contact the Tucson Sector Public Affairs Office at tca-pao@cbp.dhs.gov or by phone at 520-748-3210. Tucson Sector is also LiveU capable. Contact us to schedule an interview.

Last modified: 
June 17, 2020