The driver of a Toyota Corolla was referred to secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. Agents subsequently found 40 packages of meth hidden throughout the vehicle. The drugs were worth more than $150,000.
Agents arrested the driver, an 18-year-old male, for narcotics smuggling and seized the drugs and vehicle; all were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for processing.
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.