Contributed Photo/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Officers located cocaine within the dashboard of a smuggling vehicle.
Contributed Article/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection
NOGALES – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican woman Thursday, connected to a failed attempt to smuggle almost $546,000 worth of cocaine into the United States.
CBP officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 35-year-old resident of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico for further inspection of her Nissan SUV. A CBP narcotics detection canine, trained to detect narcotics, alerted to the vehicle’s dashboard. Officers subsequently found nearly 23 pounds of cocaine inside.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The suspect was charged for narcotics smuggling and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
Meth smuggler nabbed by CBP officers at San Luis Port
SAN LUIS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a legal, permanent U.S. resident from Mexico early Thursday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 66 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis.
Officers referred the driver of a Chevy truck, later identified as a 31-year-old man living in San Luis, for additional inspection as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from inside the truck’s spare tire, officers discovered nearly 60 packages of meth worth almost $199,000.
CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.