TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a 37-year-old Arizona woman involved in a failed attempt to smuggle methamphetamine and cocaine into the United States Monday.
CBP officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred the woman for further inspection of her Chevy sedan. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect beneath the center console. A search led to the discovery of more than 2 pounds of meth, worth $6,600 and nearly 13 pounds of cocaine with a value of almost $144,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested and 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.