TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Kimberly Rojo-Chavez, 21, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, after finding 10 packages of cocaine in her Chevrolet sedan Tuesday.
A narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to more than 27 pounds of cocaine, valued in excess of $284,000, concealed in the vehicle’s trunk area.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle involved, and referred Rojo 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.