March 13, 2014
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 42 pounds of methamphetamine and 412 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents Tuesday.
A 43-year-old female Mexican national was arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle 412 pounds of pot worth nearly $206,000 in her SUV through the Port of Douglas, CBP said.
The drugs were seized and the driver was referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
In a separate incident, an 18-year-old man from Mexico was arrested for attempting to smuggle 42 pounds of methamphetamine valued at nearly $654,000 through the Port of Nogales, CBP said.
During an inspection of the man’s vehicle officers found 27 packages of meth in the quarter panels of his SUV. The vehicle and drugs were seized and the suspect was also referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.