TUCSON, Ariz. — A Mexican national is in custody following a seizure of just more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales on Nov. 4.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Jorge Eleazar Soto-Estrella, 24, of Nogales, Sonora, after a CBP narcotics detection canine helped officers find approximately $66,000 worth of meth in the rear quarter panels of his Chevrolet El Camino.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Soto 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.