San Luis, Ariz. -U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers enforcement efforts resulted in the seizure of more than 55 pounds of Cocaine and the arrest of a 40-year-old man just yesterday.
On December 9, CBP officers while processing travelers and conducting routine inspections encountered the U.S. citizen and escorted him to the secondary lot for further inspection. During the inspection process cocaine packages were found inside the gas tank of the Isuzu Rodeo he was driving after it was x-rayed and weighed more than 55 pounds.
The man was immediately arrested and turned over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation.
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.