TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Yuma, Arizona man Nov. 4 for attempting to smuggle nearly 20 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.
A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the dashboard of a Volkswagen sedan, driven by Trinidad Ybarra, 39, at the Port of San Luis. Officers then found 15 packages of crystal meth in the vehicle’s firewall.
Officers seized the drugs, worth more than $60,000, and vehicle. Ybarra was 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.