Nogales CBP Officers Arrest Body Carriers
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two U.S. women for attempting to smuggle fentanyl and methamphetamine into the United States over the weekend, worth nearly $20,000.
CBP officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 32-year-old woman for further inspection at a Pedestrian lane on Friday evening. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it is trained to detect, officers seized more than .60 pound of fentanyl, which were found within her body cavities, and beneath her interior undergarments, worth nearly $19,000.
Saturday afternoon, officers working the Morley Pedestrian Crossing referred a 44-year-old woman for a further search as she attempted to re-enter the U.S. from Mexico. Following a positive alert by a canine, officers seized nearly .34 pound of methamphetamine, which was concealed within a feminine hygiene product. The drugs have an estimated value of just more than $1,000.
Officers seized the drugs. Both subjects were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations following their arrests.
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.