TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Tucson at the Port of Nogales after finding nearly $460,000 worth of heroin in the gas tank of his motorcycle.
Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 32-year-old man from Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his BMW motorcycle where a CBP narcotics-detection canine then alerted to the fuel tank. Officers investigated further and found the tank contained nearly 30 pounds of heroin.
CBP officers seized the drugs and motorcycle, and turned the subject over 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.