Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Over 100 Pounds Of Meth And 8 Pounds Of Fentanyl Seized At Border
US Customs and Border Protection press release. TUCSON, Arizona – US Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested 2 individuals in separate drug smuggling attempts over the last 2 days.
Wednesday afternoon, CBP officers referred a 44-year-old Mexican national for additional questioning as she attempted to enter the US driving a Nissan sedan. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from her vehicle. During the search, officers discovered packages throughout the vehicle, that were later identified as nearly 102 pounds of methamphetamine, having a street value of over $305,000.
Thursday evening, a 24-year-old man was referred for additional inspection as he attempted to enter the US driving a Nissan. Officers found the man to have approximately 8 pounds of fentanyl taped around his torso and calves. The drugs have an estimated street value of over $107,000.
Officers seized the drugs and the vehicles, while both subjects were arrested and then turned over to US 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's presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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