TUCSON, ARIZ.—Multiple illicit narcotics were discovered hidden in a can of WD-40 after a canine alerted on a vehicle attempting to pass through the SR 90 checkpoint earlier this week.
Heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and ecstasy are among the list of drugs discovered in a single WD-40 container Monday morning. The driver, a U.S. citizen, was also found to be transporting marijuana in addition to the canned narcotics. The vehicle and contraband were seized; the driver was prosecuted in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.
Smugglers commonly get creative with their concealment techniques when attempting to transport illicit contraband further into the U.S. However, astute canine teams 'sniff' through these futile efforts.
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.
Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free.
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.