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Tucson Woman Arrested at Port with $48K in Meth

Release Date: 
October 12, 2016

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the presence of meth that was hidden between the center console of a smuggling vehicle
A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted
officers to the presence of meth that was
hidden between the center console of a
smuggling vehicle.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested a 58-year-old Tucson woman Oct. 11 for attempting to smuggle nearly 16 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $48,000.

Officers working at the Dennis DeConcini crossing used a CBP narcotics-detection canine to find the drugs hidden beneath the center console of her Nissan sedan during a secondary inspection.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017