TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Marco Antonio Rojas-Zamudio, 20, of neighboring Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, after finding 35 packages of methamphetamine in his Chrysler van May 26.
A narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to nearly 42 pounds of meth, valued at nearly $125,000, concealed in the vehicle’s headliner.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Rojas 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.