TUCSON, Ariz. — An Amado, Ariz. woman is in custody following a Sept. 8 seizure of a combined nearly 16 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine at the Port of Nogales.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa crossing referred the 34-year-old woman for additional inspection of her Chevrolet sport utility vehicle when she attempted to enter the U.S.
A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the vehicle’s backseats where officers found five packages of methamphetamine weighing nearly eight pounds and three packages of cocaine weighing almost eight pounds.
The drugs, with an approximate value of $106,000, and vehicle were seized. Officers referred the woman 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.