Border agents capture large amounts of meth at entry points in Douglas and Nogales

Contributed Photo/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection: A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to multiple packages of meth, worth $66K.

Contributed Article/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection

TUCSON – Customs and Border Protection officers confiscated 33 pounds of methamphetamine Saturday at two points of entry.

Douglas CBP officers end $66K drug smuggling attempt

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented three Phoenix-area women from smuggling more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States on Saturday.

Officers referred the trio, ages 18-, 19-, and 20-years old, for a further inspection of their Chevrolet sedan Saturday as they attempted to re-enter the United States. Following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine to a scent it was trained to detect, officers searched the vehicle and found multiple packages of drugs throughout the vehicle. When tested, the drugs were identified as more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine, with an estimated value of nearly $67,000.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. All 3 subjects were arrested and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Nogales CBP officers interrupt methamphetamine smuggling attempt

Contributed Photo/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Officers removed packages of meth from the rear quarter panels of a smuggling vehicle.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican national connected with a failed attempt to smuggle methamphetamine into the United States on Saturday.

CBP officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 24-year-old Mexican man from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of his Ford SUV Saturday morning. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect within the vehicle’s rear quarter panels. Officers removed multiple packages of drugs, which were identified as nearly 11 pounds of methamphetamine, worth more than $32,000.

Officers seized the drugs as well as the vehicle. The subject was arrested and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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