Jul 1, 2013.
U.S. Border Patrol agents on Sunday seized 17 pounds of methamphetamine valued at $160,000 at the Interstate 19 checkpoint north of Tubac.
A canine team from the Nogales Border Patrol Station was alerted to suspected narcotics in a vehicle, prompting a secondary investigation, according to a press release.
Agents found the methamphetamine concealed in both rear wheel wells. The two suspected smugglers were Mexican nationals.
Also Sunday, agents working at the State Route 80 checkpoint seized 150 bricks of marijuana concealed in boxes of masonry tiles. The marijuana weighed 150 pounds and had an estimated value of $75,000.
On Saturday morning, agents working at the State Route 191 checkpoint discovered two U.S. citizens attempting to smuggle two illegal immigrants in the trunk of their vehicle, according to agents.