TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Cecilia Ana Miranda, 38, of Tucson, after finding 11 packages of methamphetamine in her Honda sedan on May 31.
A narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to nearly 14 pounds of meth, valued at more than $41,000, concealed in the vehicle’s firewall.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Miranda 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.