Nogales CBP Officers Seize Meth from Smuggler’s Purse
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.
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.