TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 31-year-old Mexican national woman from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico for an unsuccessful attempt to smuggle nearly $50,000 worth of heroin through the Port of Nogales on Sept. 13.
Officers at the Morley Pedestrian crossing referred the woman, who was traveling with her 2-year-old son, for further inspection as they entered the U.S. During the search, officers found nearly three pounds of heroin packaged within a baby formula container.
The child was turned over to a family member. CBP officers seized the drugs and turned the woman 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.