Phoenix woman caught trying to smuggle 120 pounds of meth across the border

Nogales CBP officers seize $360,000 worth of meth

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

NOGALES – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized just more than 120 pounds of methamphetamine Wednesday.

Contributed Photo/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection: A CBP canine alerted officers to the location of more than 120 pounds of meth, which was hidden within a smuggling vehicle.

CBP Officers at the Mariposa Crossing referred a 40-year-old Phoenix woman for further inspection of her Buick sedan when she attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Wednesday morning. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it is trained to detect, officers removed more than 100 packages from throughout the vehicle. The packages were identified as more than 120 pounds of meth, with an estimated value of more than $360,000.

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