NOGALES, Ariz. — A Mexican national is in custody following a drug seizure of methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales on Sept. 1.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Ana Luisa Salazar-Ortega, 41, of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, for additional inspection of her Pontiac Sport Utility Vehicle.
A routine inspection of the vehicle led to the discovery of 30 packages hidden in the rear quarter panels. The packages contained more than 33 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $100,000.
Officers seized the vehicle and drugs, and referred Salazar to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.