TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a U.S. Citizen attempting to smuggle $156,000 in methamphetamine on June 2.
Officers removed and seized more than 52 pounds of the drug from the rocker panels of a Ford sedan driven by the 47-year-old male after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the vehicle. In addition officers seized the drugs and vehicle, while the subject was arrested and 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 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.