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K9 Discovers 207 Packages of Meth at Immigration Checkpoint

Release Date: 
August 7, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered 227 pounds of meth hidden in a vehicle early Saturday morning at the I-19 immigration checkpoint north of Nogales.

Officers removed more than 200 packages of meth from a smuggling vehicle
Officers removed more than 200
packages of meth from a smuggling
vehicle

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents referred a Toyota Sequoia for inspection just after 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning after a Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle. The dog’s nose led agents to 207 packages of meth hidden in the doors, quarter panels, floor compartments, and the spare tire.

Agents arrested the driver, a 31-year-old woman from Tucson. The vehicle and narcotics were seized. The woman, drugs, and the SUV were turned over to ICE Homeland Security Investigations for further processing and investigation.

Last modified: 
August 7, 2019