TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville on Friday arrested a Mexican woman after seizing more than 112 pounds of methamphetamine.
Officers referred a 30-year-old Caborca, Sonora, Mexico resident for a secondary inspection of her Chevy SUV as she applied to enter the United States from Mexico Friday morning. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it is trained to detect, leading officers to the discovery of more than 100 packages of meth within the vehicle’s rear firewall and rear quarter panels, worth an estimated value of more than $336,000.
Officers arrested the subject and turned her over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, while the drugs and the vehicle were seized.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.