TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized 13 pounds of cocaine Thursday afternoon worth approximately $151,000.
Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing were searching a Toyota Hybrid, driven by a 26-year-old Tucson woman attempting to enter the country, when a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to multiple packages of cocaine in the rear quarter panels.
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.