US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Archived Content

In an effort to keep CBP.gov current, the archive contains content from a previous administration or is otherwise outdated.

CBP Canine Sniffs out 52 lbs of Meth in Car

Release Date: 
March 29, 2016
A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the discovery of nearly 52 pounds of meth within the vehicle rocker panels of a smuggling vehicle

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the discovery of nearly 52 pounds of meth within the vehicle rocker panels of a smuggling vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national on March 24 for attempting to smuggle almost 52 pounds of methamphetamine through the Dennis DeConcini crossing at the Port of Nogales.

Officers inspecting the vehicle of a 42-year-old woman found multiple packages of meth after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the drugs hidden inside the vehicle’s rocker panels when she attempted to enter the U.S.  

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject – a legal permanent resident – over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017