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 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.
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.