TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two men involved in separate attempts to smuggle a combined 26 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales on June 22.
Officers working with a CBP narcotics-detection canine at the Dennis DeConcini crossing located more than 25 pounds of meth, valued in excess of $76,000, in the gas tank of a Saturn sedan driven by a 23-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
Earlier in the day, officers at the Morley pedestrian crossing searched a 30-year-old Tucson man and found two packages inside his socks containing nearly a pound of meth, worth more than $2,600.
Officers seized all drugs and the one vehicle, and turned both subjects over to 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.