TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested four Tucson residents after they attempted to enter the United States on July 30 with nearly two pounds of methamphetamine and heroin within their bodies.
Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing selected a 39-year-old man and his four passengers for a secondary inspection of the driver’s Jeep SUV. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the possible presence of drugs, officers searched all five individuals. Although officers found no drugs on the driver, they discovered a 22-year-old woman was hiding a meth-filled condom in her underwear. Two female passengers, ages 49 and 43, voluntarily removed items containing meth that were concealed within their body cavities.
The fifth subject, a 40-year-old man, had to be medically monitored until he could safely pass a condom filled with heroin…on Aug. 1.
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.