TUCSON, Ariz. – Two Phoenix area women were arrested Tuesday at the Port of Nogales after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered they were attempting to drive a stolen vehicle into Mexico.
Officers performing outbound inspections referred Quiana Laynette Workman, 22, and her passenger, Karla Elizabeth Garcia, 18, both from Avondale, for additional questioning. When they ran records checks on the Nissan truck Workman was driving, Nogales Police confirmed the vehicle was reported stolen.
Officers seized the vehicle and turned both women over to the Nogales Police Department.
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.