TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals Feb 6 for attempting to smuggle 18 pounds of heroin through the Port of Naco.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred an Isuzu SUV, occupied by two males, for a secondary inspection. Officers assisted by a CBP narcotics-detection canine found hidden packages in the vehicle containing 18 pounds of heroin worth approximately $254,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and referred the 28-year-old driver and his 22-year old passenger 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.