TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 33-year-old Mexican man at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint on Wednesday afternoon after finding more than 10 pounds of illegal narcotics in his truck.
Agents referred the driver of a white Silverado for further inspection, at which time a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect emitting from the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, agents found multiple packages of methamphetamine and cocaine with a combined value exceeding $66,000.
Agents turned the truck, drugs and driver over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for processing.
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.