CBP Finds $128,000 in Meth Hidden in Vehicle

August 22, 2016

On Sunday, August 21, a 24-year-old woman from Rio Rico, Arizona who was crossing the border from Nogales, Mexico to Nogales, Arizona was flagged for secondary inspection at the Mariposa Port of Entry.

There, a narcotics-detection canine alerted Customs and Border Protection officials to the presence of drugs hidden in the Mazda sedan she was driving.

CBP officials then found more than 42 pounds of methamphetaine hidden in an improvised compartment in the vehicle’s firewall. According to CBP, the seized drugs had a value of nearly $128,000.

Officers seized the vehicle and meth, and turned the woman over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations.

Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection