TUCSON, Ariz. – A 33-year-old Yuma, Arizona man, was caught with a combined 30 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine during an unsuccessful smuggling attempt Friday at the Port of San Luis.
After U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers selected a Ford Mustang for additional inspection, they found nearly 28 pounds of meth, valued at more than $83,000, within the vehicle’s rear quarter panels. They also seized a single package containing more than two pounds of cocaine, worth more than $24,000.
The drugs and vehicle were seized. The subject was 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.