TUCSON, Ariz. – On Saturday, U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado arrested a Tucson woman for smuggling meth.
The 29-year-old woman, who had been traveling onboard a shuttle service, agreed to a search in a secondary inspection area. Agents discovered a package of meth concealed under her clothing weighing approximately 200 grams.
The U.S. citizen was arrested for drug smuggling and will remain in custody pending disposition of her case.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.