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Arizona CBP Nabs Pedestrian Carrying Meth, Heroin

Release Date: 
July 16, 2013

SAN LUIS, ARIZ.—A U.S. citizen presently living in San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, was arrested Friday by Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis for attempting to smuggle more than a pound of methamphetamine and a quarter pound of heroin into the U.S.

CBP officers referred Felipe De Jesus Gomez, 22, for additional inspection when he attempted to cross through the pedestrian lane. After a narcotic detection dog alerted officers to Gomez, they located the drugs strapped to his thighs.

The drugs, valued at $24,134, were seized. Gomez was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Individuals arrested may be charged by complaint, the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity, which raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within Customs and Border Protection 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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017