TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a Phoenix area resident after seizing nearly $33,000 worth of Methamphetamine.
Officers referred the 27-year-old Mexican national yesterday for further inspection, when she attempted to enter the United States from Mexico. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it trained to detect, resulting in officers seizing almost 11 pounds of meth, worth nearly $33,000. The drugs were hidden inside of her jacket as well as being wrapped around her upper torso.
Customs and Border Protection officers seized the drugs and vehicle, 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.