Contributed Photo/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Officers at the Port of Nogales arrested a body carrier of suspected fentanyl.
Contributed Article/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Nogales CBP officers nab fentanyl smuggler
NOGALES – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested an Arizona man for attempting to smuggle fentanyl into the United States Tuesday, worth more than $15,000.
CBP officers at the Dennis DeConcini Pedestrian crossing lanes referred a 49-year-old man for further inspection Tuesday morning. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect, officers removed two packages that were taped around the subject’s inner thighs. The drugs weighed just more than a pound, with an estimated value of more than $15,000.
Officers seized the drugs, while the subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
San Luis CBP officers seize suspected fentanyl pills
SAN LUIS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a local teen in a failed attempt to smuggle a quarter pound of suspected fentanyl pills into the U.S. through Arizona’s Port of San Luis on Tuesday.
Officers referred a 16-year-old San Luis, Arizona male for additional questioning as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Tuesday afternoon. A CBP canine alerted to an odor it is trained to detect, leading officers to a pair of duct-taped packages strapped around the teen’s thighs. The fentanyl has a street value of nearly $10,500.
CBP officers seized the drugs, while the subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.