TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican man Wednesday afternoon when they found nearly $105,000 worth of drugs in his Buick sedan.
Officers referred the 29-year-old Mexican national for a secondary search of his vehicle when he attempted to cross into the United States. During the search, a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the vehicle’s front firewall between the engine and passenger compartments. Inside, officers found nearly 25 pounds of meth, worth close to $74,000, and almost 3 pounds of cocaine valued in excess of $31,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The driver was arrested for narcotics smuggling 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.