TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican national for attempting to smuggle methylphenidate, a drug also known as Ritalin, into the United States Wednesday.
CBP officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 19-year-old man for further inspection of his bicycle. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it is trained to detect, officers found more than 100 pills identified as Ritalin, concealed in the man’s pants.
Officers seized the drugs and bicycle. The subject was arrested and turned 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.