TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 25-year-old Sahuarita, Arizona woman and a 17-year-old Mexican man involved in separate attempts to smuggle approximately $104,000 worth of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales.
Officers working at the Mariposa crossing with a CBP narcotics-detection canine apprehended a woman Oct. 5 after finding more than 33 pounds of meth, valued at almost $100,000, in the floor of her Chevy sedan.
On Oct. 4, officers working at the Dennis DeConcini pedestrian crossing selected a Mexican teen for additional questioning and found almost 1.5 pounds of meth, worth close to $4,400, concealed within the groin area of his clothing.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned both subjects 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.