× Border officials report $1.4 million meth haul in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities across the country have discovered a multistate methamphetamine trafficking ring that supplies meth to U.S. markets throughout central Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized more than $1.4 million worth of meth in fiscal year 2019, bringing the total amount seized since 2010 to $20.6 million.

In fiscal year 2017, CBP officers seized more than $945,000 in methamphetamine after apprehending two California men inside a checkpoint in Yuma County.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed that in fiscal year 2019, agents seized a total of 55 pounds of methamphetamine, $1.3 million and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Agents also confiscated 1,618 pounds of heroin, $170,000 and 1,318 rounds of ammunition.

CBP Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Hart said the government continues to be on the lookout for potential drug seizures.

“These seizures underscore CBP’s continued commitment to catch, detect and destroy the dangerous drugs that so many people are acquiring each year,” Hart said.