TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized approximately 20 pounds of methamphetamine Thursday worth an estimated $918,500.
Agents assigned to the Interstate 19 checkpoint outside of Nogales, Arizona, made the seizure after a canine unit alerted to an odor that he was trained to detect in the rear portion of an SUV. Agents conducted a secondary inspection and found several packages of the drug hidden in the rear of the vehicle. Agents seized the vehicle in addition to the drugs. The driver was arrested and will face prosecution.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol continues to work closely with federal, state, tribal and local authorities to ensure a secure, safe and protected border environment.
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.