TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working with a narcotics-detection canine at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a local 19-year-old man after finding more than $153,000 worth of methamphetamine in his vehicle Tuesday afternoon.
Officers referred the man for a secondary inspection of his Ford station wagon when he attempted to cross into the United States. During the inspection, a CBP canine alerted to the vehicle where officers found 51 pounds of meth above the gas tank and in the center hump.
Officers charged the driver for narcotics smuggling and seized the drugs and vehicle. He was then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
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.