TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Sahuarita, Arizona man during a failed smuggling attempt at the Port of Nogales.
Officers at the Mariposa crossing arrested Francisco Javier Del Cid-Calderon, 23, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the Ford Mustang he was driving on May 5. During a secondary inspection, officers located nearly eight pounds of heroin, worth approximately $107,000, inside the engine manifold.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Cid-Calderon 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.