Tucson, Ariz. - The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Arizona Joint Field Command seized nearly 26,954 pounds of narcotics with an estimated value of more than $13.6 million and the apprehension of 3,063 illegal aliens at the Arizona border for the period of May 16-22.
The narcotics seizures consisted of more than 25,946 pounds of marijuana, 35 pounds of cocaine, two pounds of heroin and 20 pounds of methamphetamines. CBP also intercepted $248,842 in illegal outbound currency, one revolver, six rounds of ammunition, and seized 41 vehicles used for illicit purposes.
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.