TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a Mexican national involved in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle fentanyl into the United States Thursday.
Officers at the Mariposa Crossing referred a 44-year-old Mexican woman for further inspection of her Nissan SUV. A search led to the discovery of nearly 7.5 pounds of fentanyl, worth more than $117,000, inside of a backpack.
Officers seized the drugs as well as the vehicle. The subject was arrested and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.