TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 35-year-old Mexican man after finding approximately $126,000 worth of methamphetamine in his PT Cruiser at the Port of Nogales’ DeConcini crossing Friday.
Officers had referred the man for further inspection of his vehicle when they found more than 42 pounds of meth within the rear quarter panels and in the windshield wiper reservoir.
CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject 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.