TUCSON, Ariz. — A Phoenix woman is in custody in connection with a drug seizure of methamphetamine yesterday at the Port of Nogales.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Querenhapuc Ochoa-Romero, 18, for a follow-up inspection of her Chevrolet sedan. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle frame, officers removed 20 packages of methamphetamine from the rocker panels. The packages contained nearly 21 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $62,000.
Officers seized the vehicle and drugs, and referred Ochoa 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.