TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales Station arrested two Phoenix women Monday afternoon at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado for smuggling more than 4 pounds of fentanyl and oxycodone.
After agents referred a passenger shuttle for an additional immigration inspection of the occupants, they discovered two female passengers with multiple packages of pills concealed within their clothing.
Agents arrested both U.S. citizen women, ages 20 and 22, and turned them over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, along with the drugs.
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.