TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Yuma, Arizona man Dec. 6 for attempting to smuggle nearly 12 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.
Herman Martinez Parada, 24, was apprehended at the Port of San Luis after officers found 11 packages of crystal meth within the rear floorboard of his Pontiac sedan.
Officers seized the drugs, worth more than $35,000, and vehicle. Parada 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.