TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested two Mexican nationals during separate smuggling attempts on May 5 involving nearly 63 pounds of methamphetamine.
Officers referred Marisol Gonzalez-Garcia, 21, of San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for a secondary inspection of her Ford SUV. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle’s heater core, officers removed 81 packages of methamphetamine weighing more than 43 pounds and valued at almost $130,000.
Earlier in the day, officers arrested Oscar Roberto Ron-Ron, 42, of Yuma, after a narcotics-detection canine alerted to the quarter panels of his Jeep SUV containing 18 packages of meth. The packages have a combined weight of more than 19 pounds, worth about $58,000.
Officers seized all drugs and vehicles, and referred both subjects 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.