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Nogales CBP Officers Seize 14 Pounds of Meth

Release Date: 
February 2, 2012

NOGALES, ARIZ.—Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Tucson Field Office seized more than 14 pounds of methamphetamine Thursday, valued at nearly $224,000.

 

A 30-year-old Mexican national for was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Nogales Port.

Officers working at the Dennis DeConcini Port referred a 30-year-old Mexican national for a secondary inspection of his Ford SUV when he attempted to enter the United States. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers located 10 packages of methamphetamine in non-factory compartments in both of the front quarter panels. The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Individuals arrested are charged with a criminal complaint, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

CBP's Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation's ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017