TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 16-year-old male on Sept. 15 after finding more than 3 pounds of methamphetamine, worth almost $10,000, inside an Xbox gaming system.
Officers referred the teen, a resident of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for further questioning when he attempted to enter the U.S. through the Morley Pedestrian crossing. Officers found the drugs after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the gaming system.
Officers seized the drugs and turned the subject 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.