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Checkpoints Prove Successful Against Drug Smuggling

Release Date: 
January 29, 2013

TUCSON, ARIZ.—An 18-year-old female U.S. citizen was formally charged with narcotics smuggling yesterday and now faces federal prosecution, following a weekend drug bust at the Border Patrol's checkpoint on Interstate 19.

 

Nogales station agents found 1.9 pounds of methamphetamine on a passenger of a commercial shuttle.

Nogales station agents found 1.9 pounds of methamphetamine on a passenger of a commercial shuttle.

Nogales Station agents inspecting a commercial shuttle apprehended Clarisa Aguilar, a passenger, for possession of 1.9 pounds of methamphetamine.

The narcotics, worth an estimated $21,850, were turned over to the DEA.

Checkpoint operations play a vital role in preventing criminals from transporting contraband into the United States by restricting routes of egress from the border region. The Border Patrol appreciates the public's patience while traveling through checkpoints.

Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017