TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a woman for an alleged attempt to smuggle almost 55 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis.
Officers referred a 34-year-old U.S. citizen for additional inspection of her Chevy SUV as she attempted to enter the U.S. Thursday afternoon. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from throughout the vehicle, a search led to the discovery of more than 50 packages that weighed almost 55 pounds, and have an estimated value of nearly $164,000.
Officers seized the drugs and the vehicle, while the subject was arrested and 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.