CBP Officers Seize Hard Drugs at Port of San Luis
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a U.S. citizen for an alleged attempt to smuggle a combination of fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis Thursday.
Thursday morning, officers referred a 29-year-old San Luis, Arizona resident for additional questioning as he attempted to enter the U.S. through the pedestrian crossing area. A search of the man led to the discovery of drugs hidden within his groin area. The packages were later identified as nearly a quarter pound of fentanyl pills as well as personal use amounts of meth and heroin.
Officers seized the drugs while the subject was arrested and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.
San Luis Area Port Director John A. Schwamm praised the work of his personnel which resulted in the seizure. “I highly commend and thank all of our hard working CBP Officers for their unwavering vigilance and commitment in processing and protecting legitimate travelers and trade while simultaneously having an enforcement mindset, which resulted in the discovery of these hard narcotics.”
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.