TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Phoenix resident Sunday in connection to a failed smuggling attempt at Arizona’s Port of San Luis.
Officers referred a 58-year-old man for an additional search of his Nissan sedan as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Sunday evening. A CBP canine alert to the center console and undercarriage, leading officers to discover more than 27 pounds of methamphetamine, worth approximately $82,000.
CBP officers seized the vehicle and drugs. 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 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.