24-Year-Old Arrested with Meth at Port of San Luis
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a United States citizen for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine into the United States Thursday.
CBP officers at the pedestrian crossing referred a 24-year-old woman for further inspection Thursday night. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the women and a subsequent search led to the discovery of two packages determined to be meth, concealed in her groin. The drugs weighed nearly one third of a pound, with an estimated street value of nearly $1,100.
Officers seized the drugs, and the subject was turned over to the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force following her arrest.
Federal law allows officers to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows for filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
CBP's Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Homeland Security tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.