The drug cartels continue to try and get these life-destroying drugs into our country.
This story originally appeared on WeBuildTheWall.news & was edited and republished with permission:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Report:
Release Date: May 8, 2019
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly 91 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl Tuesday.
CBP Officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 29-year-old Mexican national for further inspection of his Mercury SUV when he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Tuesday afternoon. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it is trained to detect, officers removed 80 packages from all four doors. The packages were identified as more than 78 pounds of meth, with an estimated value of nearly $235,000. They also seized more than six pounds of heroin, worth almost $160,000 as well as more than six pounds of fentanyl, worth $84,000.
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.
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