SAN LUIS, Ariz. – Two Arizona women were caught with more than a half-pound of methamphetamine during an alleged smuggling attempt Wednesday at the San Luis Port of Entry.
The women were passengers in a Honda sedan selected for additional inspection. After a U.S. Customs and Border Protection narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers searched the vehicle and its occupants. The passengers, ages 32 and 33, both of Bullhead City, Ariz., were each carrying methamphetamine within tubular objects concealed in their pelvic areas. The drugs, with a total weight of nearly 9.7 ounces, have an estimated value of just over $15,000.
The drugs and vehicle were seized. The subjects were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The unidentified driver, a 41-year-old man, was released.
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.