• U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Port of Entry referred a 27-year-old Hermosillo, Sonora man for additional inspection of his Nissan sedan. With the help of a drug-sniffing dog, officers then located and removed nearly 50 packages of drugs from the vehicle’s quarter panels and spare tire. The packages contained more than 49 pounds of meth, estimated to be worth more than $148,000, and nearly a pound of fentanyl pills, worth more than $11,000.
• U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 19 checkpoint near Tubac referred the 33-year-old woman driver of a 2016 Nissan Altima to secondary inspection after a drug-sniffing dog alerted to a suspicious odor. During a search of the vehicle, agents discovered 80 packages of methamphetamine hidden in the doors of the car. The 98 pounds of meth was worth an estimated street value of $294,000. The woman, a resident of Phoenix, was arrested for drug trafficking and agents seized her car in addition to the drugs.
• CBP officers at the Morley Avenue pedestrian crossing referred a 25-year-old Mesa, Ariz. woman for further questioning as she attempted to enter the United States. A subsequent search of the woman led to the discovery of a package concealed in her bra that contained more than a pound of heroin worth nearly $34,000.