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Nogales CBP Officers Seize Over 80 LBS Of Meth & Fentanyl

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It has been a very busy month for our Border agents. This is just one of many examples of why we must do everything we can to stop the flow of these dangerous drugs into our country. The drug cartels must be dealt with.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Report:

Release Date: May 9, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized methamphetamine and fentanyl in a drug smuggling attempt yesterday.

CBP Officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 48-year-old Mexican national for further inspection of his Nissan SUV when he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Wednesday morning. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it is trained to detect, officers removed more than 70 packages from a non-factory compartment in the vehicle’s floor. The contents were identified as more than 80 pounds of meth, with an estimated value in excess of $240,000. Officers also seized more than half a pound of fentanyl, worth more than $8,000.

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.

Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of 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 diseases.

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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