TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a San Luis, Arizona woman connected to an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 110 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis over the weekend.
Officers referred a 24-year-old woman for additional inspection of her Ford SUV as she attempted to enter the U.S. Saturday evening. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from the vehicle’s doors and rocker panels, a search led to the discovery of more than 100 packages that weighed more than 111 pounds, and have an estimated value of more than $334,000.
Officers seized the drugs and the vehicle, while the subject was arrested and then 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.