TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers took a Tucson woman into custody for an alleged attempt to smuggle a combined 53 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine through the Port of Nogales.
Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Carissa Corona, 29, of Tucson for a secondary search of her vehicle, which led to the discovery of more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine valued in excess of $40,000 as well as nearly 41 pounds of cocaine worth more than $426,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, while Corona was arrested and referred 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.