TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 30 pounds of methamphetamine, worth in excess of $90,000, through the Port of Nogales Feb. 24.
Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 52-year-old legal permanent resident alien living in Nogales, Arizona, for further inspection of her Ford SUV. During the search, officers located multiple meth packages in the back of the vehicle.
After seizing the vehicle and drugs, officers turned the subject over to 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.