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CBP Canine Sniffs Out Meth Inside of Purse

Release Date: 
May 23, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a Mexican national involved in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle more than 3 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States this past Friday.

Officers at the DeConcini crossing seized  more than 3 pounds of meth hidden within a female smugglers purse
Officers at the DeConcini crossing
seized  more than 3 pounds of meth
hidden within a female smugglers
purse

Officers working at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 47-year-old Mexican woman for further questioning as she attempted to enter from Mexico. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent that it was trained to detect, resulting in drugs being located in the subject’s purse. The seizure of meth is reportedly worth more than $9,100.

Officers seized the drugs, while the subject was arrested and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
May 24, 2018