TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Yuma, Arizona man Oct. 31 for attempting to smuggle more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.
Joel Omar Celaya, 22, was apprehended at the Port of San Luis after officers found 10 packages of crystal meth in the front frame of his vehicle.
Officers seized the drugs, worth more than $31,000, and vehicle. Celaya 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.