Nogales CBP Officers Seize $111K in Meth
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two female U.S. citizens and a male Mexican national in separate failed attempts to smuggle methamphetamine into the United States over the weekend.
On Friday, CBP officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 40-year-old woman for further questioning at the pedestrian lanes, where a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. The subject agreed to remove half-a-pound of methamphetamine from her vaginal cavity. The drugs have an estimated value of $1,400.
Similarly, on Saturday, officers at the Morley Pedestrian Crossing referred a 25-year-old woman for additional inspection, where a CBP canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. The subject volunteered to remove half a pound of methamphetamine from her vaginal cavity. The drugs have an estimated value of nearly $1,400.
Also on Saturday, officers at the Mariposa Crossing referred a 37-year-old male for further inspection of his Ford truck. A CBP canine alert led to the discovery of more than 36 pounds of meth, which was concealed within the truck’s tailgate. The value of the meth is more than $108,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subjects were all arrested 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.