TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested a Mexican couple June 28 after finding nearly 17 pounds of methamphetamine in their vehicle as they attempted to enter the United States.
A narcotics-detection canine alerted officers to the drugs, valued in excess of $50,000, concealed in the rear bumper of a Ford Mustang belonging to Ivan Eduardo Regalado-Medina, 22, and his wife, Karla Danitza Lopez-Chaidez, 20, of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the couple over 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.