Nogales, Ariz. —A Mexican man was arrested Tuesday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle more than 31 pounds of heroin, and less than a pound each of methamphetamine and cocaine, into the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Adrian Camacho-Borboa, 22, of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for additional inspection of his Jeep SUV. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within the undercarriage, officers found 14 packages of drugs worth an estimated $297,000. The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. Camacho was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
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.
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.