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.
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.