CBP Officers seize meth found in car, man’s socks

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Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two men involved in separate attempts to smuggle a combined 26 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales on June 22.

Officers working with a CBP narcotics-detection canine at the Dennis DeConcini crossing located more than 25 pounds of meth, valued in excess of $76,000, in the gas tank of a Saturn sedan driven by a 23-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

Earlier in the day, officers at the Morley pedestrian crossing searched a 30-year-old Tucson man and found two packages inside his socks containing nearly a pound of meth, worth more than $2,600.

Officers seized all drugs and the one vehicle, and turned both subjects over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Federal law allows officers to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

CBP’s Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation’s food supply and agriculture industry from pests and disease

Douglas CBP Officers seize $100K in marijuana

Meth

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested a 60-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle more than 200 pounds of marijuana into the United States June 23.

After officers referred the man for a secondary inspection of his Nissan sedan, they found multiple packages of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle’s interior and exterior.

Officers seized the drugs and sedan, and turned the subject over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Douglas CBP Officers seize $159K in marijuana

Meth

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested a man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle nearly 319 pounds of marijuana into the United States yesterday (June 21).

After officers referred the 31-year-old man for a secondary inspection of his Chevy truck, 250 packages of marijuana, valued in excess of $159,000, were uncovered from various locations in the vehicle’s interior and tires.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and turned the subject over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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