TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Naco prevented a Mexican national from smuggling 55 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States Sunday.
Officers referred a 21-year-old Mexican woman for further inspection of her Saturn SUV Sunday morning. When officers searched the vehicle, they discovered more than 50 packages of meth hidden within the vehicle’s rocker panels and rear cargo storage area. The drugs are estimated to be worth nearly $166,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested and charged for narcotics smuggling. She was then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.