TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Naco recently apprehended a woman with an outstanding arrest warrant and stopped a man attempting to smuggle a weapon into Mexico.
On the evening of Oct. 20, officers manning the pedestrian lane referred a 27-year-old female U.S. citizen for further inspection as she was returning from Mexico. While conducting a records check, officers learned the woman had an outstanding arrest warrant from the U.S. Marshals Service related to a narcotics offense. She was arrested and turned over to the Cochise County Sherriff’s Office.
On the afternoon of Oct 23, officers conducting outgoing pedestrian operations questioned a 19-year-old man on his way into Mexico. When they noticed a pistol in the rear waistband of his pants, the man attempted to flee. Once the subject was secured and disarmed, officers also discovered a magazine with six rounds of ammunition in his front waistband. Officers arrested the man and seized the weapon and ammunition. He was 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.