TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a 20-year-old Nogales, Ariz. man involved in a failed attempt to smuggle nearly half a pound of methamphetamine as well as 100 capsules of tramadol on Monday.
Officers working at the Morley Pedestrian crossing referred the man for secondary inspection when he attempted to enter the United States. During the inspection, a CBP canine alerted to a scent it is trained to detect, which led to the discovery of a package of meth, worth nearly $1,200. In addition, the man had a second bag, which contained 100 capsules of tramadol.
Officers arrested the subject for narcotics smuggling, and seized the drugs before turning him 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.