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Nogales CBP Officers Seize Meth from Smuggler’s Purse

Release Date: 
May 12, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a female Mexican national when she allegedly attempted to smuggle more than three pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales, yesterday.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the purse of a woman referred for additional questioning, leading to the discovery of more than three pounds of meth.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the purse of a woman referred for additional questioning, leading to the discovery of more than three pounds of meth.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 34-year-old Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, resident for further inspection of her Nissan sedan on May 11. A CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, and officers discovered more than three pounds of meth, worth approximately $9,500, in the woman’s purse.

CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the suspect over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017