U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers have arrested a Tucson woman for a failed attempted to smuggle methamphetamine into the U.S. on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Per a CBP press release, the 33-year-old woman was intercepted at the Dennis DeConcini Pedestrian Crossing in Nogales, Ariz., when a narcotics detection canine detected the scent of hard drugs. Officers removed two packages wrapped around her abdomen containing 2 pounds of methamphetamine, worth a little over $5,900.
The woman was then arrested and the drugs were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
At the border, CBP officers screen all people, cars, and goods entering the U.S. while regulating the flow of legitimate travel and trade.