TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 29-year-old Tucson woman, Wednesday, May 18, after finding nearly $121,000 worth of methamphetamine hidden within her vehicle.
Following questioning by officers working at the Port of Nogales’ Dennis DeConcini crossing, the woman was referred for a secondary inspection. A search of the vehicle revealed multiple packages containing more than 40 pounds of the drug concealed in the vehicle’s seats.
Officers seized the vehicle and drugs, and the subject was turned over 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.