TUCSON, Ariz. – A Yuma man arrested Sept. 29 at the Port of San Luis was attempting to enter the United States with more than 30 pounds of cocaine in the floor of his Ford truck.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers detained Sergio Romero, 56, after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to 12 packages of cocaine valued in excess of $317,000.
Officers seized the drugs and vehicle, and referred Romero 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.