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.
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.