TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican woman when she attempted to enter the United States on Aug. 16 with more than 5 pounds of methamphetamine taped to her legs.
Officers at the Morley pedestrian crossing selected a 26-year-old resident of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for a secondary inspection, and found packages of meth taped to her shins.
Officers seized the drugs, worth more than $15,000, and referred the woman 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.