TUCSON, Ariz. — A 25-year-old Mexican national was arrested Oct. 12 at the Port of Lukeville in connection with a failed drug-smuggling attempt.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Luis Angel Munoz-Gutierrez for additional inspection of his Ford sedan and found 10 bundles of methamphetamine weighing 11 pounds.
Officers processed the drugs, worth an estimated $33,000, and vehicle for seizure and referred Munoz to U.S. Immigration and Custom 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.