CBP Officers Arrest Mother/Son Smugglers
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 47-year-old Yuma woman and her 17-year-old son Wednesday after finding more than 5 pounds of methamphetamine taped to their bodies.
A CBP narcotics-detection canine in use at the pedestrian crossing alerted, prompting officers to search the duo. Officers found packages taped around the woman’s waist and inner thighs, and taped to the son’s inner thighs.
Officers seized the drugs and turned both subjects 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.