San Luis CBP Officers Seize $529K Meth and Heroin
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two in connection to failed smuggling attempts at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.
Officers referred a 24-year-old woman for additional questioning as she attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Saturday morning in her Chevy SUV. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect leading officers to discover approximately 113 pounds of meth, worth nearly $338,000; and approximately 5 pounds of heroin, worth more than $86,000 hidden throughout the vehicle.
On Friday evening, officers referred a 55-year-old man to the vehicle inspection lot. During the inspection, CBP officers discovered nearly 35 pounds of methamphetamine worth almost $105,000 with the assistance of another CBP canine. The drugs were concealed in the vehicles’ seats and rear door.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicles and turned those items along with the arrested subjects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
Agents Arrest Body Carriers at Immigration Checkpoint
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested three commercial shuttle passengers in the past seven days for attempting to smuggle dangerous narcotics through the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint.
On May 2, agents conducting immigration inspections of shuttle passengers discovered a 19-year-old Tucson woman with almost $6,000 worth of heroin concealed near her groin.
Friday, agents arrested a 38-year-old woman from Foley, Alabama, after finding her in possession of close to $6,000 worth of cocaine.
Yesterday, agents found two packages of heroin, worth close to $10,000, hidden on a 14-year-old boy from Nogales, Arizona.
All three subjects, identified as United States citizens, were arrested and charged with narcotics smuggling. The cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.