TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson woman is in custody and her vehicle confiscated following an attempt to smuggle nearly five pounds of heroin through the Port of Nogales on Oct. 28.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing apprehended Yolanda Valdez Borquez, 38, after a CBP narcotics detection canine helped officers find approximately $66,000 worth of heroin inside of her suitcase.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Borquez 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.