NOGALES, ARIZ.—A local resident was arrested in a weekend smuggling attempt at the Port of Nogales.
A 24-year-old Nogales man was arrested Saturday after officers found more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine, worth more than $207,000, hidden throughout a Scion sedan he was driving through the Dennis DeConcini Port. The drugs were located in the rear cargo compartments as well as in the intake vents near the front windshield.
The subject was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure.
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.