TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a 31-year-old Mexican man Wednesday afternoon after finding more than 24 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle at the Mariposa crossing.
Officers referred the man for further inspection of his Acura SUV when he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. During the subsequent search, officers found multiple packages of meth, worth in excess $72,000, within the vehicle’s rear quarter panels.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was charged for narcotics smuggling and turned 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.