SAN LUIS, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers caught a 31-year-old border resident with six pounds of methamphetamine worth nearly $18,000 during an alleged smuggling attempt Wednesday at the Port of San Luis.
After CBP officers selected a Mercury sedan for additional inspection, a narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs within the engine compartment. Officers searched the area and located a single package of meth within the engine’s intake manifold.
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.