TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Thursday for an alleged attempt to smuggle almost 64 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis.
Officers referred the driver of a Ford sedan, later identified as a 29-year-old Mexican male for additional inspection as he attempted to enter the U.S. early Thursday morning. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from the vehicle. Officers discovered nearly 30 packages of meth concealed in the front bumper, backseats, and quarter panels weighing nearly 28 pounds and worth almost $191,000.
CBP officers seized the drugs and vehicle. The subject was arrested 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.