A Tucson man was arrested by Border Patrol agents Thursday after methamphetamine was found taped to his leg at a Nogales checkpoint.

Agents at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint referred a shuttle van for further inspection of passengers inside, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release said.

During the inspection, agents discovered a package of meth heavily taped to the 34-year-old man's left leg. The package is valued at more than $2,700.

Agents seized the drugs and arrested him for narcotics smuggling, the news release said.

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.