TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 38-year-old Mexican woman after finding nearly 30 pounds of methamphetamine in her vehicle when she attempted to enter the United States on Feb. 24.
Officers working with a CBP narcotics-detection canine located the drugs, valued at approximately $78,000, in the vehicle’s center console.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle and turned the woman 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.