TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a Mexican national involved in a failed attempt to smuggle more than $67,000 worth of methamphetamine into the United States Saturday.
Officers working at the Mariposa Crossing referred a 36-year-old Mexican man for further inspection of his Volkswagen sedan. The inspection led to the discovery of more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine. They also seized nearly 3 pounds of a substance suspected to be tramadol.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the arrested 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.