More than $167K in Hard Drugs Seized at Port
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested three people after finding more than 42 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin in separate weekend seizures.
Officers searching an Acura sedan Saturday morning, driven by a male 35-year-old U.S. citizen, located several packages of heroin and meth in the vehicle’s rocker panels. Officers seized nearly 3 pounds of heroin, worth close to $48,000, and almost 31 pounds of meth, worth approximately $94,000.
Sunday, a 20-year-old Mexican man was referred for a secondary inspection of his Ford Mustang and more than 5 pounds of meth, worth almost $16,000, was discovered concealed within the vehicle’s intake manifold.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicles and turned the subjects 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.