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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

BP Canine Team Discovers Meth Bundles in Truck Fenders

Release Date: 
February 12, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint arrested a Mexican national Sunday afternoon after finding more than 63 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in his vehicle.

The driver of a Chevrolet Cheyenne was referred for a secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. During the subsequent search, agents discovered 55 cellophane-wrapped bundles of methamphetamine hidden within the truck’s front fenders. The bundles weighed more than 63 pounds, and have an estimated value of approximately $190,000.

Agents arrested the driver, a 51-year-old man from Sonora, Mexico, for drug smuggling. The meth and vehicle were seized and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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 or 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.

Last modified: 
February 13, 2018