TUCSON, Ariz. – A 41-year-old legal alien resident of San Luis, Arizona was caught with more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine during an unsuccessful smuggling attempt Thursday at the Port of San Luis.
After CBP officers selected a Ford station wagon for additional inspection, a narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within the vehicle’s center console. Officers searched the area and located 14 packages of meth worth more than $31,000.
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.