TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two female Mexican nationals during separate weekend attempts to smuggle marijuana and methamphetamine through the Dennis DeConcini crossing.
The first incident occurred July 16 when officers referred a 41-year-old woman from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, for a secondary inspection of her Ford SUV and discovered nearly 162 pounds of marijuana, worth almost $81,000, within the roof and seats.
On July 17, officers referred a 30-year-old woman from Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico for an inspection of her Chrysler van and found close to 37 pounds of methamphetamine, worth close to $111,000, inside non-factory compartments located in the firewall.
Officers seized both vehicles, all discovered narcotics, 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.