Lukeville, Ariz. - Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Tucson Field Office, a component of CBP's Joint Field Command-Arizona, seized a shipment of crystal methamphetamine Friday valued at nearly $170,000.
CBP officers at the Lukeville Port referred a 40-year-old Tempe man for a secondary inspection of his Dodge sedan when he attempted to enter the United States from Mexico. An X-ray of the vehicle revealed an anomaly in the floorboard of the vehicle. The sedan was then taken to a vehicle ramp where officers discovered a non-factory compartment containing seven packages of methamphetamine weighing approximately 11 pounds. The drugs and vehicle were seized. The man was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.
CBP announced the JFC-AZ in February 2011 as an organizational realignment that brings together the Tucson and Yuma Border Patrol Sectors and Air Branches, as well as the Tucson Field Office, under a unified command structure. JFC-AZ integrates CBP's border security, commercial enforcement and trade facilitation missions to more effectively meet the unique challenges faced in Arizona. Follow us on Twitter @CBPArizona.