TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national June 8, after finding nearly $298,000 worth of heroin hidden in the vehicle he was driving.
Officers working at the Port of Nogales’ Dennis DeConcini crossing referred the 27-year-old man for a secondary inspection of his Ford sedan which lead to them discovering multiple packages containing more than 17 pounds of the drug within the front bumper.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, before turning the subject 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.