Tucson, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican national Nov. 27 for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 60 pounds of drugs valued in excess of $181,000.
Officers referred Hector Bravo-Miranda, a 23-year-old San Luis, Sonora, Mexico resident, for a secondary inspection of his Ford truck. During the inspection, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within the gas tank. As a result, officers found multiple packages of methamphetamine.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, while Bravo 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 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.