TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 22-year-old San Luis, Arizona woman on June 19 for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 23 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis.
Officers referred Suzette Escobedo for a secondary inspection of her Nissan sedan as she attempted to enter the United States. After a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the fuel tank, officers removed packages of meth worth nearly $70,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. CBP officers arrested Escobedo and turned her 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.