TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U.S. citizen in connection to a failed smuggling attempt of methamphetamine at the Port of San Luis.
Officers referred a 24-year-old man for additional inspection of his Ford SUV as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico early Friday morning. Following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine to a scent it was trained to detect, officers discovered more than 100 packages of meth throughout the vehicle. The drugs with a weight of almost 118 pounds are valued at nearly $353,000.
CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested and 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.