TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly 51 pounds of methamphetamine Tuesday.
CBP Officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 29-year-old Mexican man for further inspection when he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico early Tuesday morning. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it is trained to detect, officers searching his Nissan sedan located packages of drugs within all four doors of the vehicle. The packages were identified as nearly 51 pounds of meth, with an estimated value of more than $152,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. 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 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.