BP agents don’t skip a beat, seize 67 pounds of meth smuggled in speaker

Contributed Photo/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Agents located 67 pounds of meth in a speaker at an immigration checkpoint.

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

AMADO – U.S. Border Patrol agents working the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado arrested a woman transporting crystal meth in a stereo speaker box in her vehicle Thursday afternoon.

Tucson Sector agents encountered a 19-year-old U.S. citizen female when she entered the checkpoint driving a 2007 Pontiac sedan. After a canine alerted to the vehicle, agents conducted a secondary inspection, discovering more than 67 pounds of meth hidden inside an aftermarket speaker located in the trunk.

Agents seized the meth and vehicle. The woman was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

For more details regarding this media release or to schedule a remote interview via the LiveU system, please contact the Tucson Border Patrol Sector Public Affairs Office at tca-pao@cbp.dhs.gov or 520-387-3210.

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