TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Nogales, Ariz., woman allegedly involved in a smuggling attempt at the Port of Nogales early today, resulting in the seizure of nearly 39 pounds of methamphetamine.
Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Francisca Cristina Romero, 30, for further inspection of her Ford sedan and found the drugs worth almost $116,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned Romero 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.