TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Naco prevented a Mexican national from smuggling almost 41 pounds of methamphetamine into the U.S. on Friday.
Officers referred a 30-year-old woman for a secondary inspection of her Chevy truck Friday morning. During a search, officers discovered and removed multiple packages of methamphetamine from the vehicle, worth an estimated $122,000.
The drugs and the vehicle were seized, while the subject was arrested and turned over to the 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.